Monday, 24 December 2018

Killer diseases could be missed by overstressed doctors in busy winter months, senior GP warns

Killer diseases could be missed by overstressed doctors in busy winter months, senior GP warns Warning signs of potentially deadly illnesses could be missed during the winter rush as overstretched GPs deal with 100 patients a day, the chair of the Royal College of General Practitioners has warned.

Pressures from seasonal ailments and people trying to get appointments before the holidays mean many GPs are left fretting at the end of the day about whether they might have missed something.

“It’s incredibly stressful,” said the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) chair Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard after warning that in recent weeks she had dealt with more than 100 patients in a day, including phone consultations and emails. The Independent

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