sounds about right!
a bit like the 'named nurse concept' around in the 80's/90's in secondary care- just meant your name was written on a scrap of paper -( usually permanent marker pen!) above a patients bed on the ward.
Welcome back Dr P I love your blogs!
ditto Dr Copperfield! Our vaccine fridge has also given up the ghost, wasted vaccines had replaced parts, and we too have reordered the elusive jabs!
Dr Brunet for health secretary!
Well said Dr Ramscar! The majority of Health care assistants and nurses are dedicated, kind and compassionate people. Nurses and carers- post francis inquiry have had a lot of bad press. Listen to student nurse Molly Case at RCN conference, to restore your faith in human nature.
As a practice nurse, who sometimes helps out our GP's by triage of Home visit requests, I too, can relate to the above article. As others have suggested, there are many patients who have genuine needs, and def need to be seen, but the vast majority are clearly taking advantage of hard working, overstretched Gp's.
thanks Dr P for sharing this! As a practice nurse currently undertaking her non-medical prescribing (bloody awful course!) you have made me laugh!
Here here copperfield!
Well handled Dr P! The families do appreciate this care, speaking as both a patient and a nurse.
I do not think this is a 'training issue'.../ or even a capacity issue- it is a payment issue!- midwives will not come into practice and help with these patients, as GP's get the income from flu and whooping cough.
Many of our patients tolerate piog with no problems, and we have seen good results. one of our experienced GP's always tailors the medication to the individual/ and takes into consideration all comorbid factors. Our GP suggests Piog best started earlier in treatment and approx 5 months for optium results.
I have looked after many nursing students in my time, on the wards, and in general practice.There is no truth in the suggestion that because nurses attain degrees they somehow become 'less caring.' The nurses of the future need the opportunity to care for patients in general practice/primary care, regardless of their academic background.
Totally agree! As a nurse, doing a combined chd/diabetic clinic, patients have brought in their cardiology letters to fathom out! ''I did not want to bother the doctor!!!'
Needless to say, many of the letters contain gobbldegook to me! and patient is left confused and bewildered, and think they may have some rare mysterious illness!