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


I have recently worked in 3 practices where patients are offered consultations of any length IN MULTIPLES OF 10 MINUTES (except flu-jab day, when no other services are available, and they get about 3.3minutes each). Patients CHOOSE how long, based on how many conditions THEY want to discuss. If patient CHOOSES only ONE condition, that is NOT my fault, and does NOT make me 'unethical'. It makes the patient who tries to rush us into dealing with 4 conditions in insufficient time a bully, a risk to themselves, and a liability unfairly to us. This 'senior doctor' might do better to improve patient education than to make disreputable criticisms of hard-working, caring, ethical, professionals. Has anyone reported him to the GMC yet?

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25 Oct 2017

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