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May i ask the BMJ to start listing the pointless tasks we do in primary care hoping to remove them
My starters. Every day our staff have to take the paper out of the prescription printers from locked rooms, in a locked and alarmed building to put in a separate locked cupboard and get them out again in the morning. This is being repeated in multiple thousands of premises. Most of other 'rules re prescription security are all significantly of low risk benefit (writing down serial numbers)
Email cascades warning us of things of no relevance. Could a person with a degree of common sense be employed as human filter to stop the time we all spend viewing irrelevance
Continuity. Is there away GP contracts could again make it 'worthwhile' to be a partner/salaried doctor offering continuity and personal accountability and responsibility to one's patients. Currently it seems all to easy with the workforce crisis to make a very good living as a roving locum.
I am a GP Partner at risk of being driven to retire by NHS policies