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  • We need to stop prescribing antidepressants in primary care

    Doc 's comment 24 May 2017 11:19pm

    20 years in psychiatry and GP- overprescribed nsybe- but enhanced placebo- no bloody way! Hundreds of people too ill to respond to psychological interventions -are able to move forward when medication is also brought on board! It's life changing and I find this 1 sided piece quoting sources only to suit- totally unhelpful- I pity your depressed patients!

  • GP funding to be boosted under Labour, reveals leaked draft manifesto

    Doc 's comment 11 May 2017 6:50pm

    You can't pour money into a system without addressing the fact it is supposed to be there to cover NEED not WANT!
    Currently it is ill thought out and abused and we can't say no to anyone...... I'm not sure working my arse off to fund more taxation for more of the same!!!!shaba Nabi talks sense as always- the political drivers in the NHS have wrecked it.......

  • Hey Capita, a tiny word you are going to hear from me A LOT

    Doc 's comment 21 Jul 2016 7:04pm

    As a healthy doctor- I rarely see my own GP...... When I fell pregnant unexpectedly in v complex circumstances - I needs support in how to proceed and what my options were.......tried to book an appointment only to be told I'd been "struck off from my GP's list as they'd no recent contact with me" ......
    In my hour of need ( and after doing so much for the NHS for so long) I couldn't get seen-
    referred myself to BPAS ( I work in gynae- so didn't want my colleagues to be involved) who arranged a termination - no counselling - no support -
    followed by enormous regret and depression for me......

    I take full responsibility for my actions and my part -
    but so should the NHS- how many other "ghost patients" will effectively be punished and denied healthcare when they most need it?! Punished for be unhealthy and not demanding- when u need it it's not there.......

  • Brexit could spell disaster for general practice

    Doc 's comment 20 Jun 2016 8:00pm

    Agree with anon GP commentator - reject an democratic eu with no opposition or checks......unanswerable, too large and destined to fail as it widens its reach ever further and increases the burden of "entitlement".
    Single market and Eu are 2 very separate issues-
    I'm fed up of political gesturing by medics- its personal don't bring the NHS into it! And before I'm also accused of being racist or UKIP- I'm Asian so get real and wake up!

  • GP 'resilience' coaches to persuade burnt out colleagues to stay on

    Doc 's comment 04 Mar 2016 2:12pm

    Hah- only NHS England could consider that a cohort of highly resilient high functioning individuals when overwhelmed by unreasonable demand- stressed and unwell ... Have brought it upon themselves???? They don't need to be more resilient- the work load needs addressing and NHEnglands incompetence and ill conceived ideas and strategies- when will they be made more accountable for the ness???

  • How we reduced appointments by a third for socially isolated over-75s

    Doc 's comment 05 Feb 2016 9:28pm

    £50 per head of target population??
    That's a lot!
    It's £78 to fund GP care for a whole year?!
    were confounding factors eliminated from comparative data the year before?!
    I agree it's a very important area, vulnerable, needy and complex group......and social prescribing everywhere is big news!
    Surely these patients could be identified and this work done more cheaply and I'm dubious about the 3.1 million savings extrapolation! Dragons Den would have this for dinner!!!!

  • How we reduced appointments by a third for socially isolated over-75s

    Doc 's comment 03 Feb 2016 6:38pm

    £50 per head of target population??
    That's a lot!
    It's £78 to fund GP care for a whole year?!
    were confounding factors eliminated from comparative data the year before?!
    I agree it's a very important area, vulnerable, needy and complex group......and social prescribing everywhere is big news!
    Surely these patients could be identified and this work done more cheaply and I'm dubious about the 3.1 million savings extrapolation! Dragons Den would have this for dinner!!!!