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GPs have ‘chosen’ 10-minute consultations, claims NHS England lead


Dear Dr Varman, This is what your new best friend Jeremy Hunt had to say at the RCGP conference; We have to recognise that too many GPs are knackered, feel often at the end of their tether. They feel they are on a hamster wheel of 10-minute appointments, 30 to 40 every day, don’t feel able to care like to give to patients. And so many GPs are talking to me about the problems of burnout. In the end, there’s a mismatch between the work we are asking GPs to do and the number of GPs we have to do that work and that is the root cause of that burnout, and we absolutely need to address that. The truth is, because we have underinvested in general practice over decades, we have made it much harder for you to deliver continuity of care.

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20 Oct 2017

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