When I was in general practice some decades ago, in the 1970s and early 1980s, we ran the whole caboodle with three doctors, two and a half receptionists (we could have managed with one without the damned official requirement that we run an appointments system, which everyone hated) and a secretary who was also officially described as the practice manager.
The three of us looked after just under 10,000 patients, did our own daily home visits and with the aid of three other GPs from another practice, we provided a 24 hour a day service for a combined total of around 20,000 patients…
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Source: Dr Vernon Coleman - MB ChB DSc Read the original article here: https://vernoncoleman.org/