Nurses could halve GP workloadBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7008.808c (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:808
- Keith Thompson
- General practitioner Croydon CR0 5QS
EDITOR,--There are two urgent reasons for promoting courses for a new breed of nurses: the shortage of applicants for general practice training, and stress imposed on general practitioners by an obligation to deal with trivia.
When local authority nurses were attached to practices I became aware of the Peter principle, which …