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General Practitioners

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd November 2016.

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Photo of Barry Sheerman Barry Sheerman Labour/Co-operative, Huddersfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what assessment he has made of the effect on patient satisfaction with GP consultations of the practice of being limited to discussing one health concern per consultation.

Photo of David Mowat David Mowat The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

There has been no national policy to limit general practitioner (GP) consultations to the discussion of one health concern per consultation. As such, national data on patient satisfaction with GPs cannot be interpreted as reflecting this issue in any way.

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