The suggestion GP consultations are reduced in length by 33% is another ludicrous proposal put forward by NHS managers.
How can patients be adequately seen in 6.5 minutes? It is typical of the robotic thinking process that seems endemic.
The suggestion from Sam Higginson, NHS London's assistant director of strategy, that doing nothing in London PCTs would be like ‘death by a thousand cuts' is simply answered by these appointment cuts. They will be a very efficient death by kosh to the back of the head!
Dr Dan Bunstone