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Four in 10 GPs 'regularly' see lonely patients who are not unwell


I am sorry but currently the country is at least 6000 GPs short, is it best use of qualifications, experience and time to deal with issues such as this. I always used to joke that one day we would also become the 'botty-wiping police' and have to visit patients after each bowel opening to check that cleansing was adequate in order to prevent pruritus ani. The ever increasing medicalisation of anything that isn't a perfect happy life can't be managed by the current reduced GP workforce I am afraid.

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19 Dec 2019

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