Paul Cundy......was raging after reading the article until I reached your eminently sensible comment! You are right.......None of this is the fault of GPs......and who cares what the Daily Mail says?
It's not often I disagree with Dr Copperfield, but this is one such occasion. Totally agree with Marie-Louise Irvine and another last man standing ...over the past 20 years I've picked up dozens of cardiac defects in babies, (several requiring surgery) 3 babies with congenital hip dislocation, 2 babies with serious chromosomal abnormalities missed at the birth check, a baby with persistent jaundice that mum had not noticed due to biliary atresia who required a liver transplant and numerous other medical problems. The postnatal check is an ideal opportunity to look for postnatal depression and anxiety.
Having accessed this service several times I can say it is very useful, especially for getting patients seen quickly.
Pulse, do you know how much the hospital gets paid for each advice call?
Once again, utterly nonsensical advice from the defence organisation ......
This is the responsibility of secondary care ........if the operation is cancelled because of lack of MRSA screening this is DOWN TO THE HOSPITAL.....nothing to do with the GP
GPs are swamped already and have absolutely no capacity to take on additional work without additional resources
Very poignant......Enjoy your retirement ........very jealous.....
Totally agree with all the comments above.....does not need GP involvement at all and should not be funded or subsidised by the NHS. If a patient has to pay for the e cigs themselves there is more incentive for them to quit.
Sorry....am I missing something? Surely it should be the responsibility of the GPC / BMA to lobby the Government on this issue.
A lot of hot air.......... Utter nonsense 😡
Agree with 2 previous posts....
Very useful reminder of a rare but potentially serious condition. Thanks.
Couldn't agree more Copernicus!
Thank you for sharing this Kate. I'd echo the sentiments of the other posts and wish you and your family all the best for the future.
Why not make it very simple?! All patients aged 70-79 inclusive .....then I am pretty sure uptake would increase. It hurts my brain to try to work out who is eligible and when they will become eligible if not currently eligible ...... Even with the lovely chart showing ticks and crosses ... Of course, this would be far too easy.....
"Self care" should not need any input from a GP.....
Totally agree with all of the comments above. Your support for grassroots GPs has been outstanding. Good luck in your new job! 👍
Pulse, do you have any details of the cost of funding this service?
Totally agree with all of the previous comments......
And how on earth can we plan when we have no idea how many patients will be poached by the local pharmacies ......