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    papa_umau
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    Ten minute GP visit termination time period.

    Post by papa_umau on Tue 30 Aug 2016, 12:29 pm

    'Patients at risk' from length of GP consultations

    Patients are being put at risk by GPs being forced to carry out complex consultations in 10 minutes or under, the British Medical Association says.

    The doctors' union said patient care was undermined when GPs were forced to see as many as 60 patients a day.

    It called for more funding to allow GPs to spend at least 15 minutes with each patient.

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    With the general practitioners numbers either leaving the job or retiring early we are seeing fewer and fewer doctors able to work as GPs.

    If doctors are being pushed to get as many patients through their hands as possible in the time available we are going to find that mistakes are going to be made.

    I don't know about you guys, but I always feel that as soon as I enter the door of the doctor's surgery I feel that he or she is working towards getting me back out again.

    What about you good peeps ?


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    Re: Ten minute GP visit termination time period.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 01 Sep 2016, 11:21 am

    In my surgery they tell us that a normal length of consultation is around ten minutes and if we want a longer or even a double session all we have to do is ask, and it will be booked as such.
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    Post by papa_umau on Fri 02 Sep 2016, 12:05 pm

    A first glance that sounds fine, but the problem is that we do not normally know before-hand how long a doctor's consultation is going to take.

    We should not feel that the doctor is trying to usher us out of the door.


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    Re: Ten minute GP visit termination time period.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 12:56 pm

    So true Papa.

    Mind you, maybe it is because I am an attractive burd, ( or so they tell me ), that my doctor never rushes me out of his surgery when I go to see him.

    Many women prefer consulting with other females, but I have always preferred talking to my male doctor as he is a really good listener.

    Maybe it is all down to how good the doctor is at handling people ?
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    Re: Ten minute GP visit termination time period.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 04 Sep 2016, 12:57 pm

    Yes Angie, doctors too are just people.


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