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


It’s fine saying increase the length your appointments, but NHSE know full well we are unable to do this as we simply would not get through the day. The reason is, we can’t stop them coming. Just because I give Mrs Jones 30 minutes to talk about her IBS doesn’t stop the scores of patients who also demand its ‘their right’ to be seen that day and contractually we have to. Until these magical hubs are developed to soak up the extra work. Comments like Dr Varnam’s are unhelpful and counter productive to the problems we face. It’s further denigration of GPs.

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20 Oct 2017

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