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Public told to take three steps before visiting GP

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Public told to take three steps before visiting GP

3 January 2018

The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) has advised the public to take three steps to solve a health problem before seeing their GP this winter.

RCGP Chairwoman Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard urged patients to adopt the “three before GP” mantra, whereby they should see if they can sort it themselves, see a pharmacist or use a reputable online source of information before making an appointment.

She said: “We’re just asking people to stop and think, when you reach for the phone to book a GP appointment think: Can I do this myself? Do I need some online help? Could a pharmacist help me?”

She told the BBC Radio 4’s The World At One that GPs “really feel the pinch” over winter due to demand and if just 5% of people did not visit their GP, 50,000 appointments would be saved. She said: “We don’t have enough GPs. The workload has gone up inexorably because of an ageing population with multiple long-term conditions.”

A practising GP herself, she told the BBC that people had been visiting her surgery with indigestion over the festive period. She added: “That’s the sort of thing where a pharmacist could easily signpost them to a range of medications.” Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard recommended NHS Choices as a reputable online source, suggesting the site contained “helpful, sensible advice that’s up-todate, written by doctors and nurses for patients.”

She said the NHS spends a lot of money on the NHS Choices website for very good reason but added: “We’re not suggesting for a moment that people shouldn’t be seeing their GPs if they need to; that’s what we’re there for. Today over a million people will be seeing a GP around the UK.”

An NHS England spokesman responded saying more GPs are needed and newlyqualified doctors were choosing GP training at near-record levels but this was being partly offset by early retirements so the NHS was also stepping up international recruitment.

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Mayford House Surgery aims to provide excellent, accessible and safe health care by well trained and caring staff. We strive to provide patient centred health care to meet our patients individual health care needs.

Education Philosophy

As a training practice, Mayford House Surgery is committed to supporting multi-professional training in general practice at all levels. We aspire to create a supportive learning culture for each team member, working with the people we serve to improve patient care and specifically the training of the future GP workforce.

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Positive: we always keep a positive outlook through changes;
Caring: we're all here to help our patients and each other;
Respectful: we work together as a team, valuing each other and actively showing respect;
Responsive: we listen to staff and patients and always strive to implement improvement;
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