OMG! Who could have possibly predicted this would happen? How unexpected! Never saw it coming? Ad infinitum...
Dr Chand should be writing for The Onion rather than Pulse: http://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/views/dr-kailash-chand/gps-shouldnt-ignore-the-threat-of-coronavirus-but-were-equipped-to-deal-with-it/20040035.article
Yes, excellent advice for GPs...in theory. In the real world this is totally unworkable. The symptoms are no different from any other snotty cough and cold, except the increased morbidity and mortality. Once a case has been positively identified the lurgy has already spread! Surely, full telephone triage to keep everyone away rather than shutting a GP Practice down because of sneeze-and-panic.
Contagion around the world has not been inhibited; one has to hope to be on the winning side of natural selection!
Remember the modified version of the GMC's Good Medical Practice: as a good doctor you will make the care of yourself your first concern.
'Hey! Just because I don't care doesn't mean I don't understand.'
The Simpsons, S2E19: Lisa's Substitute
This article is a parody, right?
I didn't detect any robust solutions put forward other than chucking more money in. Perhaps this is a projection of the powerlessness you feel. As a partner you have the ability to negotiate, you are not a slave. Although, being agreeable is reportedly a majority female trait. You live with the choices you make; you're not a single mother living on some down-trodden council estate working a couple of part-time cleaning jobs.
Children change everything in the biggest ways imaginable; to think we can carry on without significant sacrifice is naive. One parent at least will need to make the change and this decision is often influenced by eons of evolutionary nurturing. If this is disagreeable to you then perhaps future life choices should match expectation.
I feel privileged to be able to earn just enough by working very part-time and give my two children the time and energy they deserve, because we will never get this time back.
This happens all over the country. A developer is obliged to build the infrastructure with a proposed housing development *over a certain size*. The last bit is very important. A developer will go on their merry way building houses and suddenly stop short of this threshold housing number, then feck off and do the same again elsewhere. Thus, lots of sizeable housing estates pop up all over the place...lots of houses and nothing else.
Is Pulse an online magazine sponsored by the Socialist Party? The trend of left-wing partisan 'journalism' isn't well camouflaged.
Medical schools are too elitist...if we're going down the equal outcome route then surely there's no bother transitioning directly from A-level to FY1. In fact, who needs A-levels...
An anecdotal story about what you perceive as posh isn't going to persuade anyone to adopt a truly socialist model. Being posh doesn't predict a lack of understanding or humility.
Buckets of lorazepam and risperidone, surely?!
Thank you for your Labour Party Political Broadcast.
Sounds like another case of stuff killing people, GP to fix.
Transferring from one quango to another
I'll accept a moan if it is followed by a solution.
What! We know! These drugs were initially developed for anxiety! R&D wasn't focused on the range of 'clinical indications' now! Even then, one could argue any beneficial effects simply reduce the atonomic perception of threat/anxiety rather than the emotional frontal lobe anxiety.
Keep your hair on everybody!
OTC statins, like all other OTC medications, will be set at a price that still encourages people to get a prescription!
How long will it be until CCGs put statins on the list of things patients shouldn't bothering their GPs for!?!
The piece comes across as a bit random and vague. We are already tormented by far too many protocols, tick boxes and templates that divert our gaze away from the person sat in front of us. Maybe AI of the future will be able to pick up the nuances and develop the intuition a human GP does well. In the meantime the protocol-driven health care by our 'associated' colleagues is already here and is not very good (artificial unintelligence).
It would also be prudent for every contributor to declare interests. More than just a GP and medical writer...
FFS there are enough fat doctors and nurses to answer the question for us!
'Only one in five doctors could give a monkeys about online patient feedback, reveals study'
Fixed the headline for you.
Many GPs have left the RCGP for various reasons. No-one is compelled to be a member. If you choose to leave then do so without making it a threat. If you disagree when an opinion don't try to shout it down or use censorship. Instead, go to the debate and have intelligent dialogue. I would welcome a platform for anyone that does not share my beliefs, even those I find offensive...sometimes truths can be uncomfortable.
There was expecting a critique of the appropriate use of antibiotics in COPD. Instead it's a flow chart from the manual for trainee first aiders!