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BMA response to proposals for same day GP appointments for over 75s

11 April 2015

Responding to Conservative proposals for same GP day appointments for the over 75s, Dr Chaand Nagpaul, BMA GP committee chair, said: "It is important that we ensure older people get the level of care they need and deserve. However, we need to be wary of promises made in the run-up to an election that are without clear plans as to how these would be funded and delivered. 

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More time with patients is top priority for Scottish GPs finds new BMA survey (BMA Scotland)

9 April 2015

GPs should have longer consultations with patients in order to help meet their needs, a major new BMA survey has found. The poll, which received responses from 37% of GPs in Scotland, also found that the vast majority of GPs feel that their heavy workload is having a negative impact on the quality of care their patients receive. 

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Under pressure GPs need more time to treat their patients, warns biggest ever BMA survey of 15,000 GPs

9 April 2015

GPs need to be freed from the constraints of the ten minute consultation to help meet their patients' needs according to a major new BMA survey. The poll also found that almost all GPs feel that their heavy workload is having a negative impact on the quality of patient services and many GP practices doubted they had the ability to provide blanket seven day opening.The survey heard from 15,560 grassroots GPs and is one of the largest recent tests of opinion of the profession.

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