Why not let patients self refer? If you have had COVID-19 and you have certain symptoms, refer yourself there. Simples
imagine every COVID-19 patient contacting their GP to be signposted to this service!
When someone is diagnosed with cancer and they have multiple hospital appointments the last thing they want is another appointment with a GP who does not know the plan for the patient.
On the other hand, the fact that someone has been diagnosed with cancer does not mean they cease to see their GP. They continue to contact us for every other health problem. So what is this about?just a feel good visit?
I think some people commenting here are alarmed that BAME people would join the RCGP board. People may welcome the idea that racism is bad, just like the college did when they issued a statement to support BAME doctors in line with what is happening in the world. However, if they meant what their statement said, the RCGP should have noted the all White board and mentioned in the statement that they would do something about it. The fact that someone had to point it out to them means they are afraid the BAME doctors would take away their privilege. This also suggests to me that the statement by RCGP was tokenistic.
And to those calling for Dr Bhatti to stand. Maybe she does not want to. But I can bet you there are many others who have wanted but not succeeded because they did not fit. 32% of BAME origin and not a single representation on the board. It is a disgrace and those defending it must look at themselves in the mirror to see who they are!
It is not only KKK or EDL members who can be racists
Good start but I do not think this will solve the problem. CQC causes a lot of stress to partners and £20000.00 will not cure it.
This is what the CQC should be outraged about, but do they care about the workforce?
And also why is this not on TV, to tell the British people about how their government truly values the NHS?
So, the RCGP thinks COVID-19 is a lifestyle disease? That explains their lack of support to GPs during the peak of the pandemic. Out of touch, people who call themselves GPs but do not actually know what a GP is.
So all those people who died could simply have made lifestyle changes and be alive.
Disgraceful! Apologies are not enough after you have been caught.
When you say GPs should be properly resourced to do any work, the impression you create is that the GPs have capacity but need to be paid to do anything extra. It is not the case that GPs have extra capacity. We also have a backlog to clear. This should be made clear by BMA. Then let CCGs and hospitals work out how to ensure any extra work is carried out.
By definition, those who need further input after being discharged from hospital have complications. Is it safe for them to be dumped on their GPs? There should be proper planning to direct them to specialist care to manage their complications before they are discharged. Once they come to the GP, even if referred, it is going to take ages to get specialist appointments.
Another policy championed by so called doctors who have not experienced medical work for ages!
Is it official policy now that the GMS contract has been extended to cover the sick leaves of other GPs?
Really? will there be appropriate PPE? When I went for my test at the test centre, the army wearing surgical masks were under instructions to let people do their own swabs. Are GPs going to be handing the swabs for people to do themselves as well?
The Health Secretary is losing credibility, I'm sorry. Everyone can see this policy is half-baked at best.
They wait for the shielding to be over, and now they want GPs to do what?
I hope they don't ask GPs to send apologies to the shielding patients for the mess up
So the number of GPs are falling, FTE as well is falling. Our response and great idea:find more work for the fewer GPs to do!
I was surprised that the man in charge of advising our HM Government will drive 60 miles to test his eyes. Given the acute nature of what he explained about his eyes, it could be anything, from neurological to severe eye condition. Yet, his decision was to drive!!!
Go help us if this man is the chief adviser.
Those who say there is no risk of children transmitting the Coronavirus, in my opinion, are not speaking from scientific perspective, even if they are called scientists.
If you believe children cannot transmit the virus, then please answer:
1. how do children get the virus?
2. name one example of infectious disease which children get but do not pass on to others?
3. are you saying that children deactivate the virus in their body? or how do you explain that children have the infection but cannot pass it on?
4. How can we on the one hand say children cannot transmit the infection but on the other hand say children should not go near grandparents? Do we want to experiment on teachers?
Where is the PPE if you want us to see COVID19 positive patients in care homes?
Does this mean GP surgeries are going to be responsible for infection control at care homes?
One would have expected the CQC to add their voice to the lack of adequate PPE provision to primary care, but no, they were no where to be seen on that.
It creates the impression the only thing the regulator cares about is their existence. How are they ensuring we are not transmitting infections to our patients or family?