In this powerful article, GP Katie Musgrave, says that the profession is overwhelmed and under resourced. She argues that they are unable to provide the service that patients deserve and that action is needed to prevent patents from suffering harm.
Her suggestions include:
- A COVID-pressures support fund, where part time GPs can be offered extra protected sessions in their own surgeries
- The extension of the ARRS to cover nurse practitioners or GPs
- A suspension of all but the most crucial bureaucracy: we certainly don’t need to be thinking about QOF this winter.