The Health of the Nation survey, commissioned by Aviva Health, reveals that GPs are spending most of their time dealing with patients who do not really need their attention. Are patients wasting GPs' time? How can GPs' time be used more productively?
In an article for the BMJ, Glasgow-based GP Margaret McCartney says that NHS advice to drink six to eight glasses of water a day to prevent dehydration is â€˜thoroughly debunked nonsense'. How much fluid do you drink a day? Do you think you drink too little or too much?