Thankfully the DHSC have got our backs ....
Conspiracy theorists might argue that the foam strip issue is a cunning ruse to facilitate the disposal of out of date re-re dated masks, but I'm not one of them.
Splinter in your finger/itching inset bite/noisy neighbours disturbing your sleep? - call before A&E - NHS 111 triage - see GP within 2 hours (primary default option) - appointment booked directly - sorted ....
Not really sure why anybody would want to join their club ...
But dieticians, midwives, pharmacy technicians, OT’s are?
Open to dietitians, OT's, pharmacy technicians, midwives, in fact anybody except Practice Managers...
But the shielding lists have only just been completed ...
Oh good, a bit of establishment blame apportionment buck passing to entertain us... very helpful to restore GP faith that they have a clue what they are doing. This is from the same individual who kept a straight face whilst claiming PCN -DES would reduce GP workload.
'Beneficial changes network lead'????
NHSE are so self absorbed that they seem blissfully unaware of their role in massively increasing bureaucracy for most with their litany of unnecessary tasks: see DES contract requirements; see checking in on all NH as belated COVID response; see shielding performance. Without mass non co-operation in CQC inspections, appraisals etc the likelihood that these are going to disappear is vanishingly small.
'World beating test and trace' promised in May by 1st June. Brilliant at rhetoric and hyperbole, shambolic when it comes to action, a recurrent theme from the outset of this crisis.
My confidence has indeed plummeted with the litany of ineffectual tardy contradictory missives and actions from HMG, PHE, NHSE and attached quangos (yes BMA that includes your organisation). But from such a low baseline that any confidence I had is now distinctly subterranean.
Haven't seen any evidence that the CQC have improved/enhanced General Practice one iota over the years that they have been annoying us. They have only demoralised and irritated. Sure we have policies covering everything, policies that nobody ever refers to because they are utter drivel; sure we have tick boxes that we dutifully tick; sure we have the outstanding rating. But they are a joyless finance sapping clipboard whielding timewasting quango with a 'dementor' (thanks JK Rowling) effect on GP function and morale.
Pandemic will be part of schools history curriculum before PPE supplies are sorted ...
Keep raising formal clinical concerns which we do via Datix in my patch. Requires a response, clear paper trail that 'something was done', demonstrates locality patterns. I send a few each week, job done. NHSE said in May hospitals are open for referrals, so send 'em and fight back if rejected.
The litany of PHE and NHSE incompetent/malevolent offerings continues.
Spot on Paul C 0830. Ditto here.
Probably just worked out there aren’t enough masks to go around given last weeks ‘one size fits all’ limits on PPE supplies to practices.
Spot on cobblers 11.03
Dubious political claptrap
Incompetent, inept, ill-considered...yet another epic fail in the litany of similar failures by Dr Kanani et al in NHSE. As throughout this crisis, NHSE demonstrates how useless it is.
Great. Not a member of a PCN, so don’t have to bother with this garbage.