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DDA chairman discusses the role of GPs

Open letter aims to stimulate debate

September 20th 2021

Tagged: DDA news political news

By DDA Chairman Dr Richard West

DDA Chairman Dr Richard West has written an open letter about the future role of GPs.

His letter calls for a sophisticated discussion about how to achieve a sustainable GP service incorporating different models of GP consultation.

The letter highlights the ongoing burden of COVID infection prevention and control measures in general practice, as well as the increasing non-clinical role of GPs.

It also notes the additional challenges faced in rural areas.

The letter aims to stimulate a debate about the appropriate role of general practice in modern society.

Read the letter: The role of GPs.