Should we not be making every contact count? Why aren’t we screening the population for EBV CMV etc? It will transform a patient’s management just as much as knowing their Covid antibody status.
Come on make every contact count, especially when I am certain people will absolutely not consider themselves immune and will fastidiously continue to adhere to social distancing and self isolation advice once they have a positive Covid antibody result. I suspect such people will be even more adherent to guidance.
The world beating contact tracing is making me even more careful at social distancing/hand hygiene so these world class exemplars of government policy do drive much more careful behaviour in at least some of the population.
Have today sent the email declining the very kind and generous offer from the CCG of the Network DES.
It is still possible to be a non core network member, engaging and contributing without being signed up to the DES. If contributions and say are important, practices should consider applying to be a non core member. Any interested body is entitled to request to become a non core member.
What a remarkable concept! Someone somewhere do something so that it sounds like we are doing something. And if that someone somewhere is from a different network if anyone is still doing something with networks, then sort something out amongst yourselves. Good British common sense. Glad that’s all clear & sorted out then. Stay Awake! Or is it alert? Or away? Well it’s something like that, just make it up as you go.
We cannot refer to orthopaedics in west Hampshire
‘While we entered the crisis with a stockpile designed to respond to an outbreak of pandemic influenza and a no-deal Brexit, our supply chain for PPE was designed to accommodate delivering to 226 NHS Trusts.
Are GP services and nursing homes immune from pandemic influenza or pandemic covid 19 then?
I think where people are obviously slightly critical here, I feel could be solved by better branding. We all love and are reassured by “brands”. In the spirit of reflecting on historical clinical figures like the “Nightingale Hospital “, what about branding these hot clinics “Typhoid Mary Clinics”?
See it harks back to a famous figure in medicine, is obviously a brand, therefore is hugely reassuring, is obviously very safe as it now has a catchy name, every one will flood into them clinicians and patients included, clinicians will likewise go back to their practices spreading everything good (and obviously nothing bad) from the hot clinic to their own practices.
Think the boffins above us have so far missed a trick! If only someone had come up with “Typhus Mary Clinics” brand sooner none of the negativity in the previous comments would have been needed.
Where is the WHO compliant ppe then?
It’s a two way street & lack of ppe means clinicians can give to patients, not just patients to clinicians! The thought of “hot” clinics with clinicians with inadequate ppe suggests they should be named “Typhus Mary” clinics. Surely it is the frail & elderly who are likely to be seen as they have the most illness & chronic illness, especially when chronic illness doesn’t go away in a pandemic.
It was once acceptable to set sail on a cross channel ferry with the bow doors open.
It was once acceptable to clad blocks of flats in highly inflammable insulation.
It is non compliant with WHO guidance.
It was once within guidance to set sail on a cross channel ferry with the bow doors open.
It was once within guidance to clad tower blocks in highly inflammable insulation.
I strongly disagree with the above comments, I’ve heard of practices using out of date masks whilst inspections have been on hold!
My concern is the boffins at the GMC will look at the evidence and see in the period revalidation was suspended that mortality rates increased, life expectancy dropped and will conclude we need much more stringent appraisals & yearly revalidation?
I think they mean for the doctors who have now been released from Casualty, Holby City & Doctors, now the bbc has stopped filming. What about Dr Clegg from EastEnders, hope he’s going to be on the front line as well as they’ve all stopped filming?
I have to say the level of guidance is a joke. The primary care guidance has not been updated since the new policy of isolate new viral symptoms was introduced. 111 flow chart going through as a patient suggests new policy is self isolate, patient to phone 111 if deteriorating, 999 if very unwell. Appears to apply to all ages including children & nursing home residents. Is there any update to health professionals advice or community services corona advice pages? Of course not! Is there anything in my nhs.net account updating me? Of course not!
Can we see the policy on the indications for members of government being tested for Corona then?
Confused. Does that mean patient requiring admission with suspected pneumonia, or a patient requiring admission with ARDS or a patient requiring admission with flu OR does it mean a patient requiring admission with suspected pneumonia or a patient just with ARDS or a patient just with flu symptoms? The guidance can be read either way!
How can we assess people without seeing them?
Just wait till the recriminations start about corona. GP’s spreading corona as didn’t wear correct level PPE maybe? Despite not being provided with it. Can see all the politicians slavishly following the advice from our chief medical officer. Look out CMO, if it all goes wrong, the politicals were all following your advice! Blaming us for the loss of continuity, what will they do to the CMO?
I’m sure the government will be behind us when all this is over.
I presume that as unspent network money will be taxed, then it will attract pension deductions as well.
One would assume that is not able to be offset in years subsequent.
Likewise anyone falling into the pension tax traps would not be able to offset those charges.
Likewise those GP's who could loose child-benefits and/or childcare funding couldnt have those losses offset in subsequent years.
It's a pig's ear!
It’s a good way to trap your present workforce in the UK. As your UK qualifications now no longer meet the standards of EU & presumably other countries, you can no longer decamp abroad to work! Helps with retention crisis.
What about those individuals with City & Guilds proficiency in butchery, meat & poultry industry skills? Obviously i’m talking only level 2 and above here, but what about fast-track to FRCS and boosting our surgeon numbers?
My hairdresser is very adept with a scissors, what about a quick return to the barber-surgeons?
I don’t think they thinking radically enough to get a truly world class health system.