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  • GPs should assume ‘most’ patients have Covid-19 and use PPE, says NHS England

    Curious's comment 05 Apr 2020 8:02am

    PS- You dont need to be a genius to out-think NHSe - just use common sense......

  • GPs should assume ‘most’ patients have Covid-19 and use PPE, says NHS England

    Curious's comment 05 Apr 2020 8:00am

    Dear Stelvio
    'Both' is the correct answer at this moment in time....... its a pandemic so its ultimately safer to assume that everyone has it, esp as there is asymptomatic spread and act accordingly..... any other recommendation is not evidence based......N95 and face shield for everyone........ the one issue here is that they are not looking at extending the life of N95 masks here..... 70 degree at 30 minutes should kill it off...... you would have thought WHO/NHSe would have looked at this issue.... in Australia if you leave your N95 mask on your car dashboard parked in the sun all day long....there will be no virus by the end of the day....it dies in 15 mins at 56 Celsius. On a a 30C degree day here...(Actually its 33-36C today) cars can heat up to 44 degrees in 10 minutes and up to 60 degrees in about 20 minutes.....bye bye Corona!!! Being in the UK an oven might help re-use the PPE..... rather than throwing it out..... a face shield stops droplet contamination..... hence I wear an N95 and face shield for ALL consultations....... stuff the NHSe'guidance', its not evidence based.

  • PPE: How to 3D print your own protective equipment

    Curious's comment 02 Apr 2020 3:08pm

    They don't look any more flimsy than most face shields issued by NHSE. Id still rather have this than nothing.... are you proposing a trial against no eyewear/ face shield Philosopher 1? People are using these as they CANT get a commercial face shield/N95 respirator.......worn over an N95 disposable mask they might give SOME protection which is better than none right now......i think Prof Dingwall was referring to Surgical masks........the face shield offer some protection against droplets landing on the face and eyes ...... not inhalation.......

  • Lack of PPE is becoming a scandal

    Curious's comment 02 Apr 2020 2:44pm

    The answer is simple Vinci..... NO

  • We at the GMC understand the burden you are shouldering

    Curious's comment 31 Mar 2020 10:39am

    I would love to hear how the GMC feel that they are perceived within the UK medical profession. We need a survey of doctors feelings about the GMC and then they can get some feedback the way we get from patients.... then the GMC can reflect on this and advise us what they will do to improve their performance.....

  • We at the GMC understand the burden you are shouldering

    Curious's comment 29 Mar 2020 12:56pm

    Hi Dr Tea! I work between ED and GP.... Dr Hancocks App wont set fractures.... or cut out skin cancers.......yes over the phone where possible, but theres a big chunk of medical work that involves face to face (Hopefully with a face shield) and getting deep down and dirty..... and theres no way around it...... its the coal face where I want to the leaders..... hiding behind a desk is not leadership.....

  • We at the GMC understand the burden you are shouldering

    Curious's comment 28 Mar 2020 9:04am

    Actually the same goes for all out other leaders,stop talking, just report to the trenches, get stuck in and see the patients.... thats the job....... if you hadn't forgotten....

  • We at the GMC understand the burden you are shouldering

    Curious's comment 28 Mar 2020 9:02am

    Please just keep quiet...... we are doctors in spite of the GMC...... you might believe your own impassioned pleas, but on the whole we are not interested what the GMC has to say these days..... you have lost the trust of the profession....so just please keep quiet and get on and see the patients like the rest of us and stop self promoting yourselves....,

  • The sound of many hands clapping

    Curious's comment 28 Mar 2020 8:41am

    Good luck!

  • NHS England tells GPs to prepare for 'significant increase in home visiting'

    Curious's comment 21 Mar 2020 5:19am

    NHSe out of their depth as usual, and disconnected from reality opening their mouths to be seen to act when theres actually no resource to act with.... its a bit like the movie downfall where Hitler orders his non-existent forces to attack.... as usual all the 'management mask each others incompetence by not pointing out the bl33ding obvious... like.... theres no staff and no PPE to do this...... Im glad to see the other contributors have the same lack of faith our leadership and seem a lot more pragmatic...... dear Ed, can you please arrange an interview with NHSE to quiz them on who is going to do this? Where is the PPE? How family isolation impacts NHS staff frontlines and finally, will we see the leaders on the frontline as opposed to working remotely from home? I think anyone who is still a member of RCGP / BMA needs to rethink their position.... how have these organisations helped us in the current crisis ??????

  • GPs set to care for patients ‘urgently’ discharged from hospital

    Curious's comment 18 Mar 2020 12:10pm

    Covid not cover

  • GPs set to care for patients ‘urgently’ discharged from hospital

    Curious's comment 18 Mar 2020 12:09pm

    Dylan... these patients are obviously not fit to go home...... or else they would have been sent there already..... this IS an additional workload dump for patients who are likely high risk for falls, polypharmacy, cognitive issues etc. They are giving Community providers the workload regardless of their ability to actually look after them at home.... how many of these will end up readmitted when its realised they can't look after themselves? if they dont succumb to cover in the community as they will need carers input... and its not exactly as if we are flush for those either.....

  • GPs set to care for patients ‘urgently’ discharged from hospital

    Curious's comment 18 Mar 2020 10:40am

    Look on the bright side... at least everyones stopped talking about Brexit for a change!!!!! Puts it in perspective doesnt it?

  • GPs set to care for patients ‘urgently’ discharged from hospital

    Curious's comment 18 Mar 2020 10:37am

    F3cking how exactly? Joined up thinking would be to much to ask for as usual....... not enough GPs, not enough PPE, and now care for patients at home.... which planet? I predict that this crisis will lead to the resignation of many health care staff one way or the other.... already burnt out NHS staff cannot cope with whats about to come.... it will force many to resign irrespective of age...... I think the psychological impact of whats to come with all the stresses of children at home, which will happen in time, elderly relatives in isolation, an unemployed spouse, no toilet paper :-) is going to lead to breaking point for many citizens....

  • CQC suspends all routine GP practice inspections immediately

    Curious's comment 16 Mar 2020 11:26am

    Great to see they are leading and not responding to the mountain of criticism of their slow response to the situation..... they could have come out and said this weeks ago..... oh well, i suppose better late than never......

  • GP told to continue practising after seeing a confirmed coronavirus case

    Curious's comment 15 Mar 2020 7:40am

    I am covered under my own policy for coronavirus/ any pandemic..... and work in Australia.... I think that locums need to be careful even if the risks are low...... as if they get it wrong they can leave dependents in a financial predicament..... as they wont be getting any help from the government nor any thanks.....

  • GP told to continue practising after seeing a confirmed coronavirus case

    Curious's comment 14 Mar 2020 2:37pm

    Surely Public Health England cannot force the doctor to work? The doctor can make their own assessment and if they come to a different conclusion they are entitled to take their own course of action...... Under GMC rules if a doctor feels or perceives they might be a risk to their patients they are obliged to withdraw from service..... or am I missing something here?

  • Retired doctors won't have to revalidate to help with coronavirus

    Curious's comment 13 Mar 2020 11:50pm

    There are over 7000 GPs over the age of 55 in the UK.....at a 2% mortality thats an estimated 140 deaths........ Over the age of 60 nearer a 4% mortality...anyone over 70 should be hiding by now.... there WILL be fewer GPs after this is over..... and those who die what thanks do they get really?

  • GP told to continue practising after seeing a confirmed coronavirus case

    Curious's comment 13 Mar 2020 2:18pm

    I would rely on my own judgment, not PHE.... if I was a locum Id be checking my insurance..... Iife insurance....... I have just checked and am covered fully including pandemics as Ive got an expensive but comprehensive policy...... many insurance policies dont cover global pandemics including travel insurance, no matter when you bought it... check your small print.... as a locum if you aren't offered in death benefits say no....... if we all say no their policy will change....

  • GP practice staff test positive for coronavirus

    Curious's comment 13 Mar 2020 2:15pm

    If you're under 50 the death rate is low, under 40 even lower. I think we need to keep the economy going at the same time... I think in all industries there should be enhanced overtime for the young ones.... who could invest in their pensions when stock markets are cheaper..... let the oldies and middle aged with risk factors hide away until this is over and let the young ones keep the economy ticking over and reward them handsomely for it....