Patients with multimorbidity need longer GP consultations, says RCGP

BMJ 2016; 355 doi: (Published 07 November 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;355:i5961
  1. Jacqui Wise
  1. London

Patients with multiple long term conditions should have longer GP consultations to provide more time to discuss the complexities of their conditions, a new report from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) recommends.

The report, Responding to the Needs of Patients with Multimorbidity: a Vision for General Practice,1 says that patients with multiple long term conditions often have a worse experience of the health and social care system. This includes short consultations and care that is fragmented because of the disjointed approach of …

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