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Give GPs more time with patients, urges RCGP chair

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j4735 (Published 12 October 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j4735
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. The BMJ

GPs need more time to care for their patients, the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners has said, adding that she would call on the four UK governments to cut bureaucracy to allow this.

Speaking at the college’s annual conference in Liverpool on 12 October, Helen Stokes-Lampard also said, “GPs see patients, many of whom are widowed, who have multiple health problems like diabetes, hypertension, and depression. But often their main problem isn’t medical: …

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