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Vinci Ho

Vinci Ho

  • BMA: Capita failed to deliver over 47,000 cervical cancer screening letters

    Vinci Ho's comment 14 Nov 2018 4:29pm

    ........blind defence of an indefensible Capita?

  • BMA: Capita failed to deliver over 47,000 cervical cancer screening letters

    Vinci Ho's comment 14 Nov 2018 4:28pm

    Be honest .
    After the Madangate scandal , NHSE basically refuses to learn any lesson . Blaming us for the fiasco on flu vaccines and this blind defence is an indefensible Capita ?
    Please , get me a break . This war can only go on and don’t say we are militant and belligerent.
    Remember , NHSE , you need us more than we need you .

  • BMA: Capita failed to deliver over 47,000 cervical cancer screening letters

    Vinci Ho's comment 14 Nov 2018 2:14pm

    ‘’'Every woman’s case is being reviewed, but there is no current evidence that this incident has led to harm to the women involved, and our priority now is to ensure that anyone affected by this incident is contacted, and knows how to get checked if they are due a cervical screen.'‘’

    So you guys (BMA) , stop being a cry wolf . We(NHSE) know what we are doing . You GPs should concentrate on your job instead. Look at the mess of over 65 flu vaccines, you are responsible!!!

  • Obesity causes depression even if patient is healthy, finds study

    Vinci Ho's comment 13 Nov 2018 2:09pm

    In a way , this is like telling me my mother is a woman .
    But I suppose the government has done very little to help us to tackle obesity up to now , trying to entangle obesity with a mental health condition is understandable , as mental health had earned some high profile attentions in the media, at least.

  • NHS England says GP practices to blame for over-65s flu vaccine chaos

    Vinci Ho's comment 13 Nov 2018 9:15am

    Ha ha ha
    First of all , are we surprised ?
    Second , one should only worry when your enemy starts praising you rather than pointing a finger on you .
    Simply, the battle is never over until it is over

  • GPs should refer patients to Skype outpatient appointments, says NHS England

    Vinci Ho's comment 09 Nov 2018 3:46pm

    Ha ha ha
    We are currently having enough ‘fun’ from hospital colleagues (not just consultants) already giving plenty of follow up workload (can you kindly do .....).
    Imagine sitting on the screen talking to patients from a remote site . ‘I have a few video calls waiting, you can talk to your GP if you have any further questions.’
    Temptation 😬😎😜🤨

  • GPs should refer patients to Skype outpatient appointments, says NHS England

    Vinci Ho's comment 09 Nov 2018 1:27pm

    It is coming whether we like it or not .
    The interest question is , what will doctor-patient relationship become (both primary and secondary care) in the foreseeable future?

  • Hancock: UK building ‘refrigeration capacity’ in case of Brexit drug shortages

    Vinci Ho's comment 08 Nov 2018 5:37pm

    Well , since we are on Eagles:
    This is specifically for the PM from lying eyes:
    ‘’You can't hide your lyin' eyes
    And your smile is a thin disguise
    I thought by now you'd realize
    There ain't no way to hide your lyin' eyes’’

  • GPs prescribing diabetes drugs at a cost of over £1bn per year, show NHS data

    Vinci Ho's comment 08 Nov 2018 5:34pm

    Would like to know the data on spending in bariatric surgery in type 2 diabetics .

  • Hancock: UK building ‘refrigeration capacity’ in case of Brexit drug shortages

    Vinci Ho's comment 08 Nov 2018 2:59pm

    Dedicate my favourite song from Eagles to all of us who are ‘entangled’ by this Brexit :

    Desperado, why don't you come to your senses?
    You been out ridin' fences for so long now
    Oh, you're a hard one( the blood difficult woman ?)
    But I know that you got your reasons
    These things that are pleasin' you
    Can hurt you somehow
    Don't you draw the Queen of Diamonds(no deal?), boy
    She'll beat you if she's able
    You know the Queen of Hearts(a deal?) is always your best bet
    Now, it seems to me some fine things
    Have been laid upon your table
    But you only want the ones that you can't get
    Desperado, oh, you ain't gettin' no younger
    Your pain and your hunger, they're drivin' you home
    And freedom, oh freedom, well that's just some people talkin'
    Your prison is walking through this world all alone..........

  • Hancock: UK building ‘refrigeration capacity’ in case of Brexit drug shortages

    Vinci Ho's comment 08 Nov 2018 2:48pm

    (1) The government has the duty to ensure that patients are not compromised in NHS no matter what outcome ( a deal , no deal , more referendum etc) of Brexit we are going to have after March next year . This is responsible politics . And the transition period is there for a reason .
    (2) Yesterday we witnessed even more extreme polarisation in a country after its midterm election with more predictable infightings within a nation .The question we want to ask ourselves here , is that really what we want in here as well ?This is ethical politics.
    (3)Evidently, the ruling party of our government is currently fragmented into three pieces : the cabinet supporting the Chequers Proposal, the Brexiteers opting for a no-deal Brexit and the Remainers supporting another referendum (even rejecting a soft Brexit now). The opposition party is no where better in terms of making up its mind and ensuring party unity . This is reality politics .

  • LMCs conference to debate ‘wholesale’ new GMS contract

    Vinci Ho's comment 07 Nov 2018 12:57pm

    Holding back own sentiments and emotions on this , I am open-minded and interested in the outcome of this debate.
    My only bottom line is ,always remember who or what is our common enemy (enemies)?

  • GP leaders to vote on new workload limit of 1,500 patients per GP

    Vinci Ho's comment 07 Nov 2018 11:11am

    I understand why this kind of motion got slagged off easily because it appeared to be looking for a single , discrete ‘antidote’ to our problem of workload. Indeed , it is , to a large extent , about the ‘type and quality’ of the patients on my list . 1500 university students are clearly different from same number of over 65 years old on a GP list ( which is why we are loathing what Babylon and GP at hand had done so far).
    But , always a but , if this measure was only one of many other ways to reduce our workload alongside with appropriate resources increase( time , manpower , expertise and of course, money at the same time), it is still worth debating.

  • Government to restrict GP prescribing of gluten-free foods from next month

    Vinci Ho's comment 07 Nov 2018 10:53am

    It is always a double edge sword argument. The only positivity I want to take out of this is DHSC and hence, NHSE was ‘forced’ to show honesty and put the foot down making a decision from the top , rather than leaving it to GPs to exercise discretions , for instance.
    Addressing our workload is , by all means , the current priority. Whether the government is targeting a small group of people should be judged by the public and voters , I suppose .

  • GP practices to receive top-up funding from CCG as Government slashes MPIG

    Vinci Ho's comment 06 Nov 2018 1:04pm

    ‘The main injustice is never really about inadequate resources but instead , their very poor distribution.’
    (不患寡而患不均)
    Analects

  • Rise in patients leaving IAPT treatment early prompts GP concern

    Vinci Ho's comment 05 Nov 2018 2:26pm

    An NHS England spokesperson said: ‘IAPT is widely-recognised as the most ambitious programme of talking therapies in the world.

    NHSE needs to know the word ‘humility’ properly . Keep bragging that NHS is the first in the world to do this and that; the philosophy that we are ‘good’ because many countries are worse than us , does not take you very far in solving problems.
    Sort out the arithmetics , consistently fund a mental health therapist for each locality of GP practices ( ideally , one for each practice ). After all , it was a pledge in GP Forward View , anyway.

  • GPs 'should stop co-prescribing mirtazapine and SSRIs for depression'

    Vinci Ho's comment 01 Nov 2018 9:59pm

    I do feel uncomfortable about a lot of those ‘evidences’ where the size of population was relatively small and follow-up period was short.
    Apart from keeping the index of suspicion of a differential diagnosis, I believe depression is a condition associated with multiple perpectuating factors. A scoring system to grade the severity at the time of diagnosis is helpful but the definition of ‘treatment resistance’ using same scoring system could be parochial as quality of life and social circumstances were changing as well . Biological depression is presumably more difficult than reactive depression.
    All in all , we do not seem to have an united view of how to approach and manage this , in my view , heterogeneous condition.

  • ‘No benefit’ of lowering hypertension treatment thresholds, finds major study

    Vinci Ho's comment 01 Nov 2018 4:29pm

    The reason I had a go on ‘US academics’ is not because we do not have our own problems in here . But we perhaps, need to re-establish British common sense and pragmatism under the heavy influence of Americanisation culturally (remember yesterday was Halloween?), politically(far right ideologies, for instance) and obviously, academically in here .
    Don’t forget it was the American colleges first bringing along the lower threshold of 10% CVD risk for statin prophylaxis in Primary Prevention.

  • ‘No benefit’ of lowering hypertension treatment thresholds, finds major study

    Vinci Ho's comment 01 Nov 2018 2:01pm

    OMG
    How long has it taken to go round in circles before we turn back to our common sense .
    It is not surprising that the hawkish American academics would want to lower the treatment threshold in stage 1 hypertension as their whole nation is struggling to get people to lose weight , stop smoking and exercise.

  • Daily e-cigarette users 'twice as likely' to suffer heart attack, finds study

    Vinci Ho's comment 01 Nov 2018 8:10am

    Interesting
    Would not expect E-cig to be the safest thing in the world.
    Like to read more evidence, certainly