Patient reaction to 'shared appointments' has been very positive, says RCGP

Publication date: 06 October 2018

RCGP Chair, Professor Helen Stokes-Lampard, said: "We are already aware of practices that are offering 'shared' appointments for patients with similar conditions and the feedback has been very positive.

"Some patients have even said they have benefited from the support they receive from their fellow patients, in addition to the care they receive from their GP.

"However, this approach will not work for everyone and GPs will know what best suits their patients and practices - and there is no pressure on patients to participate if they would prefer to continue seeing their GP in a one-to-one consultation."

Further Information

RCGP Press office: 020 3188 7633/7574/7575
Out of hours: 0203 188 765
press@rcgp.org.uk

Notes to editor

The Royal College of General Practitioners is a network of more than 52,000 family doctors working to improve care for patients. We work to encourage and maintain the highest standards of general medical practice and act as the voice of GPs on education, training, research and clinical standards.

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