Overworked GPs write open letter to difficult patients

Family doctors at a UK practice have penned a 16-page missive that lays the blame for long waits at patients' feet

Australian GPs may want to take a leaf out of UK doctors' books by turning the table on time-wasting and time-hogging patients.

A group of besieged British GPs, who have seen demand “practically double” thanks to the pandemic and the introduction of telehealth, have penned an open letter to their patients explaining why it’s their own fault they're having to wait for an appointment.

After advising patients to “make yourself a drink and have a sit down”, the doctors from the Ivy Grove Surgery in