Sixty seconds on . . . shared appointmentsBMJ 2018; 363 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.k4321 (Published 15 October 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;363:k4321
- Susan Mayor
- London, UK
Ah, a new policy to cut GP waiting times?
You may think so from last week’s Daily Telegraph1 headline which screamed: “GPs to see patients in groups of 15.” In fact, the newspaper was reporting a discussion about shared appointments at the recent Royal College of General Practitioners conference.
Sounds cosy, what are we talking about?
Patients attending shared appointments usually share a key attribute, typically their medical condition. Appointments last around 90 minutes and involve a multidisciplinary …