News

Patients with multimorbidity need longer GP consultations, says RCGP

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.i5961 (Published 07 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5961
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Patients with multiple long term conditions should have longer GP consultations to provide more time to discuss the complexities of their conditions, a new report from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) recommends.

The report, Responding to the Needs of Patients with Multimorbidity: a Vision for General Practice,1 says that patients with multiple long term conditions often have a worse experience of the health and social care system. This includes short consultations and care that is fragmented because of the disjointed approach of …

View Full Text

Sign in

Log in through your institution

Free trial

Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial

Subscribe