Curb Your Enthusiasm
Id tend to agree.Im shocked at the standard to some GPs I come across both in my own practice and when I work OOH. GPs that cant understand and manage the basics and lack the communication skills required. Even from what I would consider to be "experienced" GPs. Its staggering. when I qualified I worked hard to get as good as possible as quickly as possible and whilst still a young GP I cant believe how some are allowed to practice - it goes to show how desparate practices are to fill the roles.
waited 50 mins for a young boy with an asthma attack.
I find my work-load induced tachycardia a great way to burn calories
Being a GP is only about making people feel a bit better and this can be done in many ways and isnt always achieved by a prescription. How someone looks and feels can have a massive impact on them and there are ways and techniques to make them feel better so why not use them? Dont be so smug, and if you are then have the balls to not be "anonymous".
a bit short
I see his point. There are many brilliant GPs and great practices doing an amazing job. However I believe we are let down by the poor standard of many GPs who cannot do he basics. Its embarrassing at times - I see the standards out there from some locums and pts accessing OOH because there own GPs cannot diagnose and manage correctly the basics. Appraisals don't prove a GPs quality. Id be happy to bring in regular AKT-style assessments for GPs - if you don't pass you shouldn't be in the game
ridiculous and unsympathetic
great article and highlights that we should be using macrogols. Why do so many GPs continue to prescribe lactulose then???
7 days a week, 8 til 8 - sounds great but who's going to run these surgeries?
More aceessability is the way the NHS is going with hospitals going to to be more 24 hrs a day, 7 days a week with FULL cover, but we cant magic GPs out of thin air!