General Practice Pressures Featured on BBC Look North
Publication date: June 2021
Dr Kanan Pande and the team at Wolseley Medical Centre in Hull appeared on BBC Look North on 9th June 2021 in a report illustrating the pressures facing general practice.
The visit was set up by the LMC to help explain to the public why practices are so busy, and how clinicians and support staff are working on their behalf. Journalist Anne-Marie Tasker spoke to GPs, admin staff and patients in a report which highlighted the scale of the workload facing Doctors and practice staff.
Clips from the report can be viewed via this Twitter thread. You can also view them on our Facebook page.
Well done to Dr Pande & team at @WolseleyMedical who on BBC Look North last week showed the reality of the pressures #generalpractice is under.— Humberside LMC (@HumbersideLMC) June 15, 2021
"The phones are non-stop from eight o'clock in the morning..." pic.twitter.com/OonkD0tOKV
"We are now dealing with three times as much work as we did previously and we ask for some understanding," Dr Pande says. "We will see everybody who needs to be seen, it might just mean that you don't get your appointment today. However anyone who needs urgent help is clearly being seen."
Congratulations to Dr Pande and the team at Wolseley Medical Centre for giving up time in such a busy period to highlight the role of general practice.