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Pharmacists rather than GPs should be first contact for minor ailments, report says

BMJ 2008; 337 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a775 (Published 11 July 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a775
  1. Siddhartha Yadav
  1. 1BMJ

    Pharmacists should be recognised as the first port of call for all minor ailments, says a report from the All Party Parliamentary Group on Primary Care and Public Health. This would save an hour of a GPs time each day.

    Minor ailments constitute 18% of the total work load of GPs and are “not the best use …

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