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RCGP pushes for 15-minute GP consultations

 

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RCGP pushes for 15-minute GP consultations

The RCGP has proposed that GP consultations should be lengthened from 10 to 15 minutes by 2030, with flexibility for longer consultations for those who need them.

Recent research showed that at an average 9.2 minutes the UK offers some of the shortest GP consultations among economically-advanced nations. Another study found that the average GP consultation involved discussion of two and a half health problems. More....