Can some one please shed light on the number of GPs who died from the start of pandemic to today 30 May.
How many BAME?
Faithful hound & Robert.
Sorry on checking, the average of patients seen by a German GP per week is 243.
Do your research. 25 patients a session?
And oh, most other countries GPs don’t run their practices like an accountant or an office worker with typical office hours and weekdays only.
No one has answered my points 1 and 2. Nor 99%.consultations in pandemic by phone only.
The whinging about excessive work load is not too uncommon amongst us GP’s.
1. How does your own practice compare with the survey of the PULSE indicating the average National waiting time to access GP appointment is 2 weeks.
2. In spite of this horrendous waiting time, pre pandemic, the average appointments per GP per session is 15, which is max 150 a week compared to German GP’s seeing on average 250 patients a week. How many patients do you see per week. How many sessions a week you actually do?
British GP’s with partners earning in excess of £100,000 and inviting doctors to join them at £10,000 a session ( see today’s PULSE ads) are one of the highest paid professionals in the UK and the world.
And whereas the hospital doctors were daily exposed to the virus, we the GP’s were conducting 99% of consultations by phone.
Come on my fellow GP’s stop this complaining and be grateful for the wonderful
9-6, week ends & night’s free lifestyle that the British taxpayers continue to provide us.
Sad to note the right wing doctors trying to justify the actions of a policy maker to break own rules. The 300 GP’s have demonstrated their duty to represent public opinion as guardians of the Primary Care.
Majority of people would feel grateful to the GP’s for this action.
The results of the survey are hugely erroneous. Let’s be clear that 99% of all GP consultations since the pandemic started have taken place by phone. I am horrified and scandalised to learn otherwise. 25% of GP’s have been routinely seeing patients face to face? You must be joking. The survey only suggests that 25% of GP’s may have seen an occasional patient face to face, representing less than 1% of the total consultations for the individual GP. I challenge any practicing GP to refute. In keeping with rest of the nation, the GP surgeries are in “ lock down”.
Dear Colleagues. Pl correct me. It appears that 99% of all GP consultations are taking place on the phone. All surgeries have been locked and closed since the pandemic became known in England.
This is called the proverbial selling snake oil. Unless these masks, labelled as useless by Prof Robert Dingwall can be shown by proper clinical trials of their effectiveness to prevent corona virus infection; these remain snake oil.
The non availability of properly working PPE’s that genuinely prevent the virus infection
shows the jaw dropping incompetence of NHS England. Supply of flimsy masks, with no clinical evidence that they prevent infection takes negligence of the NHS England to new levels.
Points to note :
1. Mercifully the Virus can not travel through telephone, which is the 99% method of all GP consultations.
2. Unless the test is antigen/ antibody detection, testing negative this morning can turn to positive this evening
3. Very bad news for us if the GP testing means we have to actually see the patients face to face and open our perpetually locked surgeries.
No one has denied that we the GP’s have over 99% patient consultations by phone whilst our hospital colleagues bravely see patients face to face. Every surgery is in lock down, is closed. No effort has been made by the brave GP’s to devise an access to patients, face to face.
No I am not from CQC but ashamed to be involved in Primary Care and am very embarrassed to be applauded by the nation when we are all hiding behind closed doors .
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Evidence suggests that in excess of 99% of all GP consultations take place through the phone ( the lucky few patients who are able to get such appointments)
This charade of GPs pretending otherwise must stop. Or do we get the clever virus Infection through phones?
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For the placebo trusting GP’s in the effectiveness of the face masks, here is what Prof Robert Dingwall, a researcher at Nottingham Trent University said
“ There is no point in wearing face masks because they don’t protect you. The weave is too coarse and the virus particles are so small they can jump through it.
The main use of masks is to prevent people who are already poorly from spreading the illness. The only measure which is genuinely protective are the Hazmat Suits.
The prevalence of face masks provokes an epidemic of fear alongside the epidemic of the virus.
Dear Dr. D. You have totally missed the point and have waffled, I am sorry to note.
The main point I made was that there is absolutely no clinical evidence to demonstrate the effectiveness of ordinary fake PPE’s. And since GP’s do not have a face to face contact with the patients, why complain about non availability of the useless masks?
A friend was unable to access the GP appointment after trying on the phone for 2 hours. I reminded him that under ordinary circumstances you would not have secured a GP appointment for 2 weeks anyway.
There Is zero clinical evidence of the usefulness of masks against the coronavirus, constituting an utterly useless and fake PPE. I feel the medical profession should be taken to task for this ignorance and advocating the use of the masks and pretending to be upset about it’s lack of supply.
We the GPS should be ashamed of ourselves for shutting out any face to face contact with our patients, when our hospital colleagues continue to do so.
So we need PPE’s to protect the virus getting through our phones when we consult.
Read the adventures of Ali Parsa founder of Babylon in the book
NHS is not Working
and find out how this cherry picking could wreck the NHS