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GPs want longer consultations, BMA survey finds

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 10 April 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h1910
  1. Abi Rimmer
  1. 1BMJ Careers

GPs want more time to treat their patients, a survey of the profession has found.

The survey of GPs’ work, carried out by IMC Unlimited on behalf of the BMA, received 15 560 responses from GPs across the United Kingdom.1 The BMA has described it as one of the largest recent tests of the profession’s opinion.

It found that less than a 10th of GPs (8%) thought that the standard 10 minute consultation in general practice was adequate. Around two thirds (68%) of respondents thought that it would be better to provide longer consultations of greater quality, even …

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