This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

pulse june2020 80x101px
Read the latest issue online

The waiting game

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.


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


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

Posted time