With more and more patients, more and more paperwork, more and more demands and expectations, more and more required training and regulations, and fewer and fewer full-time GPs and less and less time, the NHS is gradually straining to cope. The key to the NHS is the GPs , who see and treat 92% of the patients yet get less than 10% of the budget. How can they learn to cope and deal with the superhuman demands put on them. Its not something ever taught in medical school. Dr. Deen has allowed us to share a revealing glimpse of what life is like, and the coping strstegies used by these 5 "Slow" GPs, and it probides some useful tips on how to deal with the workload and demands and responsibilities.
I am a GP trainee in final year at the moment, I find time management challenging and these books gave really useful insights into different views of GPs. I picked up some very helpful tips for my own practice: Thankyou
As a GP curious about consulting styles, I find it very interesting to see how some of my colleagues consult. Not only that, how do they view their own styles and are they happy with that? In 'Slow GPs', 5 GPs share their views on running consultations over-time and how this affects their day. There are useful insights for GPs on how what delays or slows a consult, and some of them are quite unexpected. There is no judgement on the 'right' or 'wrong' way to consult, neither should there be. However we should be aware of the impact the late running of a surgery has on ourselves, staff, fellow GPs and the patients. This is the first book of its type I have seen and I look forward to reading more. It is short and to the point, and is well worth an hour of your time.
What a refreshing and fascinating insight into what makes slow consulting GP's tick, and how one can learn from these findings. Would truly recommend this book and encourage all of us to reflect on something that is often consigned to personality type, but actually may be more under our control than we thought-timekeeping and survival in the consultation for the GP themselves.