In a bid to convince her peers of the value in promoting self care to patients, Self Care Forum Board member, Dr Beth McCarron-Nash wrote three blogs for GP Magazine.
By addressing exactly how self care benefits patients, doctors and the NHS, Dr McCarron-Nash, who is also a GPC negotiator and a GP, makes it clear that it is imperative surgeries introduce self care. She insists the “rise in patient demand means that general practice is so over stretched that GPs have no alternative but to include self care as a tool to reduce demand. “
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