GPs cramming more into consultations

If the working day feels busier, that’s because it probably is, with a long-running study showing GPs are cramming more and more into a 15-minute consultation.

There has been no increase in the average consultation times since 2002/03.

However, over that period, the number of issues patients seek help with at each appointment and the number of procedures and tests carried out during consultations have steadily crept up.

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