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  •   Home > News > Health & Safety

    A push to ensure specialist GPs are taking on sustainable patient loads

    A push to ensure specialist GPs are taking on sustainable patient loads


    More than 400 members of the College of GPs have taken in a two-week diary study, which has found non-contact clinical time takes up almost a third of their time.

    It's different for hospital-based specialists, who have all paper and non-contact work incorporated into their clinical time.

    Royal College of GPs President Samantha Murton says administration work needs to be calculated into rural and specialist GPs' workloads.

    She says in a 40-hour week, only 22-and-a-half are in front of a patient - and the remaining follow-up work isn't factored in.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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