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Large-scale GP group says its doctors routinely have ‘unsafe’ workload

The Modality Partnership, one of England's biggest general practice groups told HSJ that its GPs are regularly seeing more patients each day than is safe, after the number of people going to see their GP surged in the wake of Covid-19.

Data has shown the provider’s GPs had an average of 20 patient contacts per day during April 2020, which has now risen to to an average of nearly 50 patient contacts per day. Modality, which had drawn up a report on the situation were quoted as saying, "There is just so much to cover – I am worried about missing something.” 

One partner at Modality who is also quoted in the report said: “An increasing number of patients I see are broken, often in tears, and seeking help to cope with the new stresses of life.”

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Source: HSJ, 31 August 2021


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