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Nurses could halve GP workload

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:808
  1. Keith Thompson
  1. 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 …

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