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How to set up a robust home visit policy

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Ruthlessly triage every home visit request, ride out the inevitable complaints, and watch the numbers fall. Visits are an anachronism, a leftover from the 1940s when surgeries were short and few patients had the temerity to “call the Dr out”. Over the decades this privilege became a right, as a significant minority abused the system. With an ageing population visits have become unsustainable, yet our leaders have never sought to remove this duty from our contract. Several CCGs have set up a visiting service, and this should be (bank)rolled out nationally to restore sanity to the system,

Posted date

29 Jul 2018

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11:42am

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