10 minute GP consultations are unfit for purpose.



10 minute GP consultations are unfit for purpose.

Leading doctors have said that GP standard 10-minute appointments are unfit for purpose,

The Royal College of GPs suggests in a new report that having 15 minutes or more for a face to face consultation would allow family doctors more time for them to help people with complex health conditions.

It was also suggested that in the future. Longer and shorter appointments should be made available. Which would suit the various needs of the population.

In the UK the average length of GP consultations is 9.2 minutes. One of the lowest among economically advanced nations.

Do you find you often find that 10 minutes is not long enough for an appointment with your GP?


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