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Healthcare workers: tell us about the occasions patients waste your time

We want to hear from nurses, paramedics, doctors and other healthcare professionals about the times you shouldn’t be seeing the patient in front of you Healthcare professionals often complain about people using NHS services for the wrong reasons or at the wrong time. GPs talk of patients asking for new pairs of shoes; paramedics claim that most of the patients they take into hospital don’t need to be there; 999 call takers complain of people calling to tell them their dog is unwell; and A&E nurses and doctors tell stories of people claiming the antibiotics they were given five hours ago are not working.
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