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Ravinder Aulakh

  • Tricky 10 minutes - 'I want a brain scan for these headaches'

    Ravinder Aulakh's comment 04 Dec 2013 7:47pm

    Excellent clear article on headaches

    Problem are those people with atypical,unexplained ' neurological' symptoms which are worrying in sense of is this something or not.

  • GMC defends spending £250k on private health insurance perk for staff

    Ravinder Aulakh's comment 23 Apr 2013 10:37pm

    we are trying to get the older members of our staff to agree to stopping the private health care schemes started years ago when it was cheaper and we could afford it . GMC is not about protecting doctors not sure what we are paying for.

  • GPs warned over muscle risk with simvastatin-amlodipine combination

    Ravinder Aulakh's comment 24 Feb 2013 9:51pm

    already switched .Is there an explanation why simva and not all statins/?-good timing now that atorva is off patent .Is that just a coincidence?

  • After an unfounded complaint to the GMC I feel at the mercy of my patients

    Ravinder Aulakh's comment 28 Oct 2012 7:30pm

    having had a letter from the partner of a patient threatening the GMC I too have felt very angry initially then worried .
    I have an excellent practice manager and GP partner who initially wrote to them .they agreed to meet . In the meantime I gathered the evidence of the case .The practice did a significant event on what had gone wrong and what could and should be done better and the lessons learnt -particularly about keeping them informed about what arrangements I was making to admit to hospital.
    We met -it was important to hear what they had to say. I apologised .we shook hands .My manager has written a follow up letter with the contact details of the Ombudsman .
    So far not heard anything .pt is doing well.

    I wonder if all practices have a policy on how to handle complaints and Significant Event reporting.
    Patients want their concerns to be heard .They want explanations and apologies as things could always go better.
    You are not able to predict a CVA ! so please do not punish yourself .