Establishing a minor illness nurse in a busy general practice

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6991.1404b (Published 27 May 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:1404

May reduce doctors' workload

  1. Anita Campbell,
  2. Michelle Herdman,
  3. Nicholas Kearsley,
  4. Steve Maric
  1. General practitioner Practice nurse General practitioner Locum general practitioner Richmond Medical Centre, Sheffield S13 8NA

    EDITOR,—G N Marsh and M L Dawes show that it is possible to train practice nurses to see patients with acute minor illness.1 They rightly ask whether the absence of waiting time for appointments may have resulted in more patients consulting with acute self limiting disease. No data on doctors' workload are …

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