Holy Smoke Batman
There is also a problem with the demand side, ie what is the threshold that anxious parents and schools reckon that a given moody teenager has a 'mental health issue' . This is now exceedingly low. Combine this with the open ended urging by 'awareness charities' to go see your GP and the demand becomes basically infinity.
YFB,You ate all the pies
It is axiomatic of any economic decision that as many winners as losers are created.
Besides, no one can forsee the future, also a fairly evidencebased conclusion
NICE the foulest legacy of Nu-Labour
The National Hamburger Service. Crowning glory of British Lefty Progress
Citizen: " ummm, I don't really like burgers. But I'm actually hungry so can I have mine?"
NHS: " right, it's free, its shit and you can have yours in...let's see....15 days"
10days as per pulse survey today
Can I have a Thru the Bathole column please editor
Uptick for Dr Ho
As you get older, you realise that there is no social problem that state agencies cannot find a way of making twenty times worse.
Both I ,andDr Ho I'm sure, would help anyone, given the practicalities of time skills and resources. But, if you haven't seen through the Geldovian 'Feed the World' nonsense by the age of 30, then, truly you are not yet an adult.
Money is soaked up ad infinitum by bureaucrats with little/no transferable and zero clinical skills.
Work is actually done by people with transferable skills, who find pay and conditions in NHS deplorable and so leave for overseas.
Signed from nice medical Centre in Ontario (UK MBBS 2001)
"Well-being of humanity"
"Citizens of the world all equal"
" all property is theft"
" jam tomorrow"
Wishy washy leftist claptrap
That will please the Sultan
And back then you were responsible for patients for 24/7/365. And oncall. That was sh*t, no?
Out of interest, Dr Ho, prior to the (great folly) of the NHS contract with GP in the late 1940s, as you say by the Marxist Left, GPs were 'free' to set their fees and offer discounts or no-charge to the 'deserving poor' etc etc, but what are your views of the resulting closed shop of professions. Even in the golden age of UK GP say in the 1990s there was a closed shop which strictly regulated who could open a practice and when and where, and that was regulated by GPs themselves
People like Fry and Campbell are supreme narcissists. They would pontificate about moss on their window ledge if it meant more time in the limelight.
Much of modern "mental health issues" is pure medicalization of normality. But for celebrities it comes with the secondary gain of an untouchable public relations boost (" Oh, poor Prince Harry, he felt a 'mental health issue' when his mother died, isn't he just great for that")
Look further into how 'mental health' becomes a get out of jail card for every defence lawyer now, and the stigma of this article is more than counterbalanced by a secondary gain concept.
Alternative view, as I aver
"Will you pay me per consultation?"
Responding to locum x, 95-97% of current "mental health issues" are nonmedical. GPs should be least best positioned for these problems if I had my way
"If....if...if...if...anyone bowls overarm I'm going to take my ball and my bat and my stumps and go home!"
I met Dr Khan ,i think, when i was 7 years old on a school playground
It is always instructive to read Angus and Chris sparring. But as soon as I see the lines about "taxpayers funding this or that", I would urge you to have a quick look at
Politicians can create and issue as much credit/money as they want. They just don't want to fund UK general practice
Lots of Guardian readers I know out there...anyone read what one of our own wrote today about wanting to "nationalise GPs"?
Wrong. General practice IS social work, has been for couple of decades
"As GPs we are uniquely placed..."
4th from last paragraph
I claim my five pounds in the Balint Bingo please
Bit of faux-outrage from everyone, I think. Up until 2018 homosexuality was illegal in India, and I don't recall any GP activism and protest against Dr Singh or Mr Mohdi