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Colette Bowens

  • Hunt: The challenge is to rethink the role of primary care

    Colette Bowens's comment 25 Apr 2013 11:00pm

    I agree with all the a above arguments about good gp services and and admire the GPS greatly . This complete burden of care shifting seems unorganised and unreasonable. Considering that many long term chronic. Conditions require specialist. Care and response. We should have more specialist nursing teams attending to these people In their homes . Recognising deterioration treating as possible to prevent worsening and then referral to the specialist wards if necessary . Cases such as chronic conditions such as heart failure for example ,should not need need to go via a&e but be part of a better team framework via community teams. Who could monitor for fluid overload for example and prevent chest infections . ensure compliance with medication . dieticians to help diabetic patients at home. And they shouldn't be waiting in gp surgeries to be seen if they have good specialist nurses & team to liaise with GPS and assist with organised treatment plans . Simple home visits from outreach hospital or specialist community teams would save a fortune . Why does the extended teams need to work from hospitals and clinics getting to the heart of the matter literally in people's homes would work wonders . And even could Carry I pads to have GPS if needed to see patients via media tools via Skype for example and make decisions if needed re hospitalisation . This cutting waiting times risk of exposure to infections and allay. Common anxiety a people have in the relaxed environment of their own home