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GPs to offer half-hour appointments as paramedics take on home visits

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Despite some people's concerns, I think it is a step forward. Home visits are not a good use of time and I see this as the first step towards no home visits. In countries where people pay directly for healthcare, there suddenly seems to be far fewer people that 'need' home visits. Having said that we need to be aware of the risks. The big risk here is that people who are truly housebound are going to get a worse service. There is real irony in saying that paramedics are taking on home visits so GPs can have more time to work on the 'most complex' cases.

Posted date

08 Nov 2017

Posted time

11:44am

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