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Patients who are able to see the same GP have lower death risk, study finds

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It is good to see good quality research backing up what has been known for many years - continuity of care - is best for patient outcomes and is what patients value the most too. This however is not what the policy makers in the NHS have made a priority. In their blind drive to create super-surgeries and larger hub based care in General practice they are neglecting good quality care goals - which can be best served by patients seeing their same GP; The more complex the patient with multi-morbidities the more important this model of care is. I feel it is time policy makers took note of these findings and support practices which have made this a priority.

Posted date

29 Jun 2018

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11:00am

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