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[Comment] Increases in general practice workload in England

Primary care services form the backbone of health care in most high-income countries. Yet, there are growing concerns about the effects that numerous changes in the content and delivery of primary care have had on the workload of primary care practitioners. In a retrospective analysis in The Lancet, F D Richard Hobbs and colleagues1 investigated the direct clinical workload of general practitioners (GPs) and practice nurses in primary care in the UK, and present data from consultations of patients registered at 398 English general practices between April, 2007, and March, 2014.