Doctors are having to deal with a ‘conveyor belt’ of up to 70 patients a day [Image: PA].

Noam Chomsky already covered this in a much better way than This Writer could:

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That’s what this story is about, isn’t it?

GP surgeries are operating in a state of emergency because of problems with resources and staffing levels, a leading family doctor has said.

Dr Chaand Nagpaul, head of the British Medical Association’s general practice committee, said patients were being “short-changed on a daily basis”.

Nagpaul, who practises in London, told a conference of local medical committees on Saturday that, according to research, 90% of GPs felt their workload was damaging the quality of care they provided – something he said was a disgrace.

He said GPs were having to deal with complicated cases within 10 minutes, treat a “conveyor belt” of up to 70 patients a day with administration on top of that, while understaffed practices were forced to continue registering new patients.

Source: Top doctor says George Osborne should stop penny-pinching from GPs | Society | The Guardian

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