Took Early Retirement
Having worked in the salt mines for nearly 34 years, I have grown tired of mendacious politicians of all parties constantly trying to make my life impossible, using the aid of their all-too-willing running dogs and lackeys in the press.
Currently keeping my head down and waiting to be called back to the colours, but only when I am offered massive sums of money and free indemnity. I may be gone a while!
71% of ‘routine’ GP consultations were delivered remotely, compared with about 26%. So where's the missing 3%. the numbers don't even add up for this clown.
BS. Dream on.
What a waist (sic) of money.
Eat a bit less
Exercise a bit more
Give up alcohol.
Medicalising this means that doctors suddenly become responsible for the behaviour of fat people.
Angus is right!
"However, we feel mandating use of masks in general practice may have unintended consequences. We don’t want a situation where patients are deterred from seeking medical care when they need it because they’re not wearing a face covering – and we don’t want a situation where members of the practice team are expected to enforce mask wearing or call the police if a patient refuses to wear one.’"
Yup- nice one RCGP. Let the doctors die of Covid.
Let's say that 50million people WANT a Covid jab. (Some are saying 2 will be needed.) I have also heard that there will be no single-dose vials like flu. So it will need to be drawn up. So, unlike flu, you will end up with c 12/hour. (Assuming you don't have to don separate gloves for each person.) That would be 4.2 million hours of work for just one shot. EXTRA hours of course. Given the number of GPs in the UK is around 41,000 (not FTE though) that's around 100 extra hours per GP. OF course, some will be shared with nurses but it gives you a flavour of the size of the problem. Let's say the govt wants it given over 3 months; so about 33 hourse per month EXTRA in Jan-Mar 2021. I can't see it happening. Can you? Maybe PULSE would like to ask the DOH! how they are planning it? (PLANNING??? The DOH!????)
Why on earth would anyone want to leap into the cesspit that is British General Practice? It shows the government strategy of beatings, belittlings, and penury has worked, thanks to their willing running-dogs in the BMA.
Don't forget that you will have about 50 million Covid jabs to give as well.
From the FB page British General Practice has become a Cesspit:-
This is interesting. Looks like a vaguely sensible idea, for once, but has anyone considered how this will be administered?
Many GP flu clinics function well. The Cesspit knows of practices which can do the punters at one per minute, with well-organised queuing, and people told they cannot ask for repeat prescriptions, "quick word about this spot on my bum" etc. But the vaccine is administered in pre-filled single-use syringes.
So, for the new system, at-risk people will have to queue at 1- 2 m intervals- spreading out into the car park and down the street in the rain in November, unless you know of a spare aircraft hanger or two in your area. A recipe for spreading URTIs if not Covid, and are the people giving the stuff going to don a new pair of gloves between patients? In that case, we're going to need to order 130 million gloves. (130 million EXTRA items of PPE- a "triumph" for Dominic Cummings?)
So, for drawing the stuff up, giving it and recording it, maybe 5 minutes per patient? Given the anxiety over Covid, let's assume 50 million people want it.
That makes, according to the Cesspit's recently fired-up Amstrad 4,167,000 HOURS of time. (We hope the maths are right.) Last time the Cesspit looked, there wasn't a great deal of spare capacity in the NHS. Where will 4.16 MILLION hours come from in November/December/January? That's without the government's increased numbers for influenza immunizations. Remember "Call me Dave" Cameron's 24/7 NHS? Hmmm........
Of course, it may not happen: based on the past evidence, the chances of an effective vaccine are low.
I'm old-fashioned enough to say gambling is a moral issue and problem gamblers have "Lack of moral fibre". I know it's not a popular view, but I think at the moment there are more important issues. I mean the winter is coming up, and GPs are, IIRC, "ideally placed" to check on old people's central heating when they visit.
Good point re the social distancing affecting flu. But if we're going to see a larger target group, why not let people give their own to themselves? Or, if squeamish, or unable to, get a family member to do it?
The pandemic must be over but no one told you?
"NICE" should be shut down. End of.
The worst racism is actually at the GMC.
Why bother? COvid has shown they can cope with less by doing a lot of it via Skype or online, whilst the punters stay away. Just shows how much of the job we really needed to do. Don't worry; someone in the DoH is already dusting off the Hamster wheel ready for your return to more "normal" work, with more inspections, targets, rules, hoops etc
Some Coroners (though not all) are too big for their boots. They deserve to be taken down a peg.
Yup! Not needed now. I volunteered for almost an role. (Retired)
I got three "holding" emails as well, so gave up. I suspect we are not needed as the punters are either scared they will get Covid, or find the slight increased hurdle of being expected to turn up for the appointment they have made just too much trouble. I am NOT going to return to work now, having seen the shambles over PPE. At 63, why would one?
If I were still working, I think I'd say that the named clinician was Dr Borat who works here:- Emergency Hospital No: 16
Address: 2, Farkhad Street , Tashkent 700107 , Uzbekistan.
Tel: +998 71 367 9001
Fax: +998 71 367 1137
There seems to be a much higher death rate in countries of high latitude, where VIt D levels are lower. Not proof of causality, I know.
HCQ- difficult. I know Una is an advocate. There was an interesting observational study from PRC early on (no time for double-blind then) suggesting people's CTs improved more rapidly, as did virus shedding, if given HCQ and we know it has in-vitro activity. It's so safe, in modest doses, that I'd take it if I thought that I had Covid. By the time you get to ARDS, it's too late, of course. And possibly a bit before.
Normally, we want to wait for a gold-standard trial, but we don't have time.
RLE, or Suck it up: just like a Dyson ventilator!