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Should GPs stop doing home visits?


As we struggle to find something tangible we can take out of our day that will make a difference removing home visits is an obvious choice as everyone immediately knows they would have a much shorter working day. No other proposed plan over the last 5 years has shown any evidence of doing the same. I would rather retain the variety of the job which includes home visits and have time limited surgeries but it appears impossible to do this. Maybe we could offer to take them back when the 6000 extra GPs are in post-that would be a government incentive! Removing home visit by GPs to care homes may be a compromise as it is possible to commission models around this.

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25 Nov 2019

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