Re: Should GPs’ daily number of consultations be capped?
Dear Sir or Madam
Might I suggest you rename or even abolish your section you call The 10-minute consultation?
“Time to cap the number of patients a GP sees each day?” was the theme for week’s front cover.
GPs are currently drowning not only in the number of consultations they are undertaking each day, but also the increasing complexity of many of them.
Don’t perpetuate the myth that a GP or any doctor can deal with a difficult problem properly in a short space of time.
The BMJ has been full of articles in recent years regarding burnout. The 10- minute consultation should now be history.
Dr. Mike Cohen FRCP. FRCGP.
Competing interests: No competing interests