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May 2018

Warnings over ‘disaster’ of 10-minute GP consultations

Professor Martin Marshall, vice chairman of the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP), has warned that 10 minute consultations raise doctor fatigue and reduce quality of care for patients. The RCGP and British Medical Association have both repeatedly warned that this duration is inadequate given the rising complexity of patients’ needs, and the BMA supports…

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Feb 2017

GP consultations in the UK shortest in the developed world

Health leaders are warning that the length of NHS GP consultations are ‘crazy’ and are threatening patient care. The current average GP consultation length in the UK is ten minutes, which is the shortest in the developed world. There are currently 44 plans in England to reduce hospital care and push health services into the…

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