Medical Sciences Subject Seminar: Why does it take so long to see a GP?

Fellow Dr Kamal Mahtani will give this talk entitled, ‘Why does it take so long to see a GP?’

When most patients have a concern about their health, they usually visit their GP. However, GP practices are under a lot of pressure. Part of the reason is that the demand to see a GP, or a practice nurse, has increased. NHS funding for general practice has, relatively speaking, fallen. Patients also tend to have more complicated medical problems these days, and helping patients with these often takes longer than just 10 minutes. In this talk, Dr Kamal R. Mahtani, an Oxfordshire GP and Fellow of Kellogg College, discusses some of the causes of these pressures, the impacts and possible ways forward.

This event will be chaired by Kellogg Fellow, Professor Carl Heneghan.

Refreshments will be served from 17:00. The seminar will begin at 17:30. The venue is the Mawby Room, which can be accessed via Kellogg College’s main entrance.


This seminar is free to attend, registration is required. RSVP via Eventbrite.

Please note that if you wish to attend the Guest Night Dinner following this event, booking is required. To attend the Guest Night Dinner please email no later than noon on Monday 12th February and, when booking, mention that you have an interest in Medical Sciences so that you can be seated with students and Fellows who share this interest. Places at Guest Night Dinners are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability.