Nurses could halve GP workload

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7024.186b (Published 20 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:186
  1. Ruth Huddart
  1. Nurse adviser Access 24, Reigate, Surrey

    EDITOR,—Keith Thompson complains that most of a general practitioner's workload consists of dealing with trivia and routine tasks (for example, cervical cytology and measurement of blood pressure).1 I accept that general practitioners, as the public's first port of call, are likely to see many patients with minor and self limiting conditions. Patients attend the surgery because they are concerned or need advice …

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