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GPs: ‘Allow us more time with the terminally ill’

November 9, 2016 4:49 pm

Overstretched GPs call for more time to meet the needs of their terminally ill patients Marie Curie and RCGP call for UK-wide Commission to recommend how primary care can meet growing end of life care challenges The majority of GPs do not have the time they would like to support their patients with a terminal illness, according to a new UK-wide survey from the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and Marie Curie. 83% of GPs listed giving more time to terminally ill patients as a top priority for general practice in terms of improving end of life care, but many said that they lacked the time and resource to deliver this. GPs said that they would ideally like more...