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Under-pressure doctors need time for patients, says GMC

Heavy workloads are undermining doctor-patient relationships by eroding the time they have together to discuss treatment and care, the General Medical Council (GMC) has warned.

The warning comes as the regulator launches a consultation on the draft of its updated consent guidance. The updated guidance responds to feedback from the profession and aims to assist doctors on how they can work most effectively with patients to make decisions about their care.