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GP services satisfaction at a record low

28th February 2018

Survey find public satisfaction with GP services has fallen to its lowest level.


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MIKHAN KHAN

Thursday 1st March 2018 @ 15:47

Sir,

I have been reading reports about these aspect concerning NHS and the GPs for a couple of years.

These matters are surveyed and reported frequently. Among others, three factors that are common and always reported are: first, lack of funds for the NHS, secondly, shortage of GPs and thirdly, long waiting time. Has any survey been conducted to find the other real causes that are adding to the bad situation. There are several action which add and worsen the situation. One, for instance, howsoever we may deny, is people rushing in to the Surgeries and their Gps for as simple ailments as a bothering common cold or a nasty headache which may be troubling them for an hour or two. If such visits can be avoided or curtailed, not only a lot of pressure can be taken off from the over-worked GPs and their time can be diverted to others, but will also help in reducing the long waiting time.

As the Chairperson of the Royal College of GPs has rightly said the report of the survey is distressing for the hard-pressed GPs and, as she also says, this may be one of the effects of not having enough GPs in the system.


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Article Information

Title: GP services satisfaction at a record low
Author: Martine Hamilton
Article Id: 29176
Date Added: 28th Feb 2018

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