GPs are the original holistic practitioner in the NHS. Many people hanker after the days when their GP knew the family, understood their life situation and was able to give lifestyle advice (like "go and have a holiday by the seaside"), along with prescribing bed rest or medicines.
At Get Well UK, we want to help free up GPs so that they have more time to be able to practice the medicine that they have been trained to provide. We think that for most patients, and for many GPs, an 8 or 10 minute appointment is not enough and that the system could be freed up by offering more time for appointments. But how?
Projects which integrate complementary therapies into primary care consistently show that one effect is that GP workloads reduce.