How GPs can help to ease the hospital pain

Hospitals find GPs are very useful if the wait for their pain clinics is over two years. 

‘Go and see your GP’ is a useful saying. 

GPs could be useful for shared antenatal care, reducing the burden on clinics, but they have been outmanoeuvred by midwives. GPs are certainly under-utilised in areas such as palliative care. 

The ‘entry block’ to A&E provides the most frustration: that prolonged wait before being seen that bedevils most