Screen Shot 2019-05-30 at 15.08.14.pngGP consultations must be extended from 10 to 15 minutes, given the growing number of people who have several long-term illnesses, according to a report from the Royal College of GPs.

The Guardian reports that the 10-minute appointment that is usual across the National Health Service (NHS) is no longer adequate given the growing number of people who have several long-term illnesses, according to a report from the Royal College of GPs. However, while longer consultations are needed to ensure proper patient care, they will only be possible if the staffing of GP surgeries increases significantly, the college admits. ….more