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  • Testing, testing, 1, 2, 100,000

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 10 May 2020 8:28pm

    @ herts gp
    Can someone please explain why GPs still don’t have access to tests for their patients.

    what difference is it going to make testing patients in the community (in isolation of a test and trace quarantine strategy)
    negative... reassurance and happier to see at home

    positive... refer to hospital if and when get more serious

    you would do that anyway
    universal precautions
    asymptomatic carriers

    test only at hospital for more serious cases
    seems satisfactory for now

  • Testing, testing, 1, 2, 100,000

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 10 May 2020 8:18pm

    1. lol ? 11:16 .. its "Mr Penis" to you
    2. brouhaha ... nice word will add to vocab
    polite version of bs or bollacks lol

    Politicians have moved on from testing numbers to the r figure...
    what next ??

    PPE Running out again
    ?? fake orders and fake allegations of defective deliveries ...

    Google how many people have died in the syrian conflict 400 000
    uk 30 000 so far
    usa ?? 50 000
    puts things into context doesn't it
    400 000
    russian and usa bombing
    ? uk arms sales

    Perhaps there is justice in the world

  • Testing, testing, 1, 2, 100,000

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 10 May 2020 8:08pm

    THE THING IS... You only need one infected to set of the forrest fire.. again and again
    exponential flare ups

    antibody test... on assumption you are immune and can go back to work..
    but we dont know whether that is true
    are there different strains out there
    could you catch it again

    antigen testing.. to see if you have it or not
    risk is false negative
    test positive... take away fron the frontline


    Keep the isolation
    Economic stimulus.. monthly deposits into household accounts on age basis

    start small.. test with view to establishing definite safezones 2 week apart testing
    no entry to areas without 2 week apart negative test
    if leave the area require retesting
    military border control on safe zones

    Start smaller rural areas first


    AIRPORT QUARANTINE Needs to be in a policed military facility.

  • Staffing Covid-19 ‘hot zones’ falls outside of GMS contract, say local GP leaders

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 08 May 2020 1:31am

    @David..
    We do care..
    But it feels like we are the musicians on the titanic...

    One last song?




  • Staffing Covid-19 ‘hot zones’ falls outside of GMS contract, say local GP leaders

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 08 May 2020 1:24am

    Really tough time to be a partner...
    Not so easy to walk away....with financial liabilities...

    Anyway see RCN Refusal to treat if inadequate PPE
    Interesting reading

    https://www.rcn.org.uk/professional-development/publications/rcn-refusal-to-treat-covid-19-uk-pub-009231

    The paramedics are unfortunately ending up doing COVID home visits
    When things get worse
    .. With poor protection

    Someone has to see the stable COVIDs with other health care needs
    NHS England has to acknowledge this as high risk work
    And needs to pay double rates to reflect the risk and attract candidates...

    No free lunches...
    They are not going to get this done as more work and high risk .. with no extra funding..

  • Top GP joins Number 10 daily briefing to urge patients to visit GP

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 08 May 2020 1:01am

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    Where's Optimus?'s comment 08 May 2020 0:41am

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  • GP practices left having to buy PPE at extortionate prices from opportunistic sellers

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 08 May 2020 0:27am

    Surprise Surprise NHS...
    Market forces operate everywhere...
    But NHS expects free labour ...
    Volunteer labour
    High risk work for lower rates.

    It comes back to Government failure to provide the PPE in the first place...

    UK manufacturers sent a letter to the Government..saying they have been on standby to make all the PPE.
    They have said if the Gov doesn't want to work with them then they'll start making for private sale.

    Scarcity drives the price up....
    Or should they sell by auction and see who wants it most???

  • Practices can consider remote working or 'buddying' to get BAME GPs off frontline

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 08 May 2020 0:16am

    It has often struck me that one of the great ironies of the “caring profession” is that at the end of the day we actually are terrible at caring for our colleagues.

    Hence the profession becomes salaried

    Hence Appraisals

    Hence malicious complaints

    Hence Abusive use of locums..

    Nothing new here..

    COVID could be the final nail for General practice..



  • Practices can consider remote working or 'buddying' to get BAME GPs off frontline

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 08 May 2020 0:12am

    Often Doctors and nurses have good protection ...
    But admin and reception less so...
    BAME.. staff at all levels need safeguarding
    If there is inadequate PPE

    Universal precautions at all times for everyone

  • As a GP who's overcome coronavirus, here's what I want you to know

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 01 May 2020 11:21am

    Just because you have had it before... doesn't mean you are safe...
    You can still get it again..
    Maybe next time you might not be as lucky..

    The agenda of testing
    Should be to establish quarantine and safe zones

    NOT
    to force people back to work..
    The tests may give false reassurance (False negatives)
    And do not mean you cannot get the infection

    The more healthcare deaths seen
    The more ridiculous this article looks

    What we know now
    BAME doctors more at risk
    and need to be removed from the frontline???

    At some point it needs to be pulled

  • Where were you when...?

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 01 May 2020 11:01am

    Well our soldiers helped build Nightingale hospitals....
    But the lack of cubicles meant everyone inside was exposed to COVID...
    And a lack of PPE meant that no one wanted to work in it...
    And then ventilators bought from China... proved to be dangerous

    After Mr Dyson was told we didn't want his ventilators after he spent 20 million developing them...

    Tragic

  • Where were you when...?

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 01 May 2020 10:52am


    https://images.app.goo.gl/xRPuFHWJg89pY5WN7

  • Where were you when...?

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 01 May 2020 10:49am

    The where were you when...
    Or
    Daddy what did you do during the war..
    Was Government propaganda to guilt people into the world war...

    In years gone by..
    You can say..
    As the Government did not provide adequate PPE or remuneration reflecting the immense risks ..

    We stayed at home... saved lives..
    Protected the NHS

    We saved ourselves
    We saved our families
    Thus a future generation
    Could pose the above question..

    Storming the beach at Normandy sacrificed many many soldiers lives.
    Many unnecessarily
    Operation Overload...
    Aka Overlord ..

    Frontline without PPE
    sounds like a repeat of history...

    Call them heroes
    Clap for them
    Build a statue
    (And thank God it's not you)

    Boris will get his Churchill moments

    (I'm glad were in the timeline where he has survived Covid and his new baby is not an orphan on his birthday.. things could have been alot different... )

    Better


  • Can we swap the clap for the NHS for a dose of the old normal?

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 01 May 2020 10:30am

    Can imagine Donald Trumps pr guy like the producer in the above YouTube...
    Lol.
    Rik Mayal. Class rip

  • Can we swap the clap for the NHS for a dose of the old normal?

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 01 May 2020 10:24am

    Filthy rich and catflap
    Oo er that's a bit naughty
    ?? Gareth Hale walks in on audience..
    Thanks you gave me the clap (aka chlamydia).

    For many frontline workers without the necessary PPE..
    NHS gave me the COVID

    https://youtu.be/G4uuo5SDTSg



  • Can we swap the clap for the NHS for a dose of the old normal?

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 01 May 2020 10:18am

    Words I do not ever want to hear .. from politicians..
    1. Lessons have been learnt. (Justifying abject failure)
    2. I'm sorry if you feel .. insert reality abject failure.
    3. ... there are distribution issues
    4. Counting items in minutiae.to create millions and billions.. we have delivered 5 billion words of spin
    5. Our wonderfull NHS
    When they know full well they've been starving it down for the last 10 years and if not for Covid would have been privatising it or selling it off to American organisations post Brexit..
    6. Generally setting new targets after failing previous ones..
    Eg. Now it's all about keeping the R number down

  • Calls for urgent action to bring 1,500 GP trainees out of exam limbo

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 01 May 2020 10:01am

    Where does the buck stop with this Covid Exam limbo?
    Health Education England and the health training bodies in the devolved nations,

    ‘We have been working hard with the RCGP, the GMC, the BMA, NHS England and the Department of Health and Social Care to determine a way forward

    BOTTOM LINE...
    THE EXAMS GENERATE INCOME...
    Repeated resit income
    No one is going to cook the GOOSE that lays the
    Golden eggs

  • Calls for urgent action to bring 1,500 GP trainees out of exam limbo

    Where's Optimus?'s comment 01 May 2020 9:54am

    P.s. when is the NHS actually going to get Captain Tom's 30 million support.
    Why don't they commission uk manufacturers to produce PPE and then donate it to
    Frontline/GP/Carehomes/
    etc..
    National Lottery funding needs to be used as above aswell.