How to increase consultant input in hospital clinicsBMJ 2012; 345 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e6757 (Published 09 October 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6757
- Andrew R L Medford, chest physician1
- 1North Bristol Lung Centre, Southmead Hospital, Bristol BS10 5NB, UK
As a patient, Dr Walshe encountered 17 different registrars in clinic without consultant reassessment.1 As a clinician, I have never encountered anything similar.
There is clearly a tension between the needs and expectations of patients (and referring GPs) to be seen by the consultant in …