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The Department of Health is responsible for out-of-hours care, not GPs


This article tries to blame the overall increase in patient consultations on patients. Typical! In the 1990s, I was never called to the GP practice about my chronic disease. Now I am called twice a year for a tickbox, clinician-centred, QOF-point collection exercise. The consultations are of no use to me as I manage my disease in an exemplary fashion in spite of these consultations, however the consultations do serve a financial purpose for clinicians. Before blaming patients for their 'unchallenged demand' consider the real reasons for why you call patients in.

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21 May 2013

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