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GPs in A&E saw patients quicker using ‘fewer resources’


Why would this be a surprise? If you replaced a bunch of a&e junior Drs with a&e consultants what do you think would happen, probably the same thing. They can’t do this because they can’t recruit them. The same is true of GPs only the labour pool is so much bigger, and general practice is in such a mess they can get away with stealing a few from their real job to prop up a&e. I thought GPs were trained to go and work in general practice. The fact they are being employed in a&e is just a reflection of where all the NHS budget is focused - i.e. hospitals - they just aren’t interested in funding GPs to work in general practice. Why is it such an enormous intellectual leap to work out the efficiencies might actually be even greater if these people were working where they were trained to work (the community) rather than in the hospital meet and greet department? The emptiness in the thinking of the people who arrange these schemes is so vast it’s little wonder we are so lost.

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31 May 2018

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