How GP clinics are the new hospital waiting room

COVID-19 has created a new hospital waiting room — the GP’s office.

Patients are waiting for their operations, for their specialist opinions, or the opportunity to seek the allied health they require.

And as always, “the GP will deal with it”. And we do.

But even the world’s best swimmers can only tread water for so long.

General practice, and the clinical process, is built on a system of algorithms. Patient presents with X, clarify it to probability diagnosis Y,