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Poster educates patients of GPs’ busy job

25 July 2007

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The British Medical Association (BMA) has launched a campaign to help patients understand why GPs are so busy.

Every GP practice in the UK is to receive a BMA poster detailing exactly what GPs do.

The BMA says that the average person will see their GP four times a year but not many are aware of the extra hours that GPs put in behind the scenes.

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Each family doctor looks after approximately 1,600 people and the BMA thinks the public need to know that they carry out thousands of consultations a year.

The poster “a day in the life of a GP” shows patients that GPs not only care for patients but tackle paperwork, carry out telephone consultations, maintain their practices and work out of hours.

British Medical Association

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