Spot on as always.
Dietician once sent me a letter advising "low fart diet"
Spot on as ever
I remember weekends on call when I was not only a doctor but a nurse, HV, SW, pharmacist etc (thank God not a midwife). I don't want to be a friend as well. In any case I am now at the age when befriending anyone over 60 might be a GMC matter.
What goes around comes around. In the mid to late 70s Metformin was "poisonous" and GPs were vilified by specialists for prescribing it. Around this time GPs were also vilified for not diagnosing asthma in anyone who wheezed a bit or even coughed for more than a few days. Tests are all very well but can often be asequivocal or misleading as symptoms and signs. If we lose faith in clinical judgement altogether we might as well pack in. Come to think...........
Excellent! Unfortunately this satire will/would be entirely lost on those to whom it is directed.
Although I have not read the leaflet in full, I feel the principle is entirely sound. Are NHS England more worried about the political ramifications than patient care?
John Campbell Freelance GP, Northumberland
Excellent article in Newcastle Journal this week by Bernard Trafford, the Head of Royal Grammar School saying much the same thing -- amazing that this is someone who actually respects GPs- I thought such people were extinct
What a Kafkaesque carry-on just to get rid of some poo. I would have cleaned it up using a copy of the Daily Mail.
Leonard Golding seems to have totally missed the point of Copperfield's rant. Don't retire Tony - keep ranting.
By the way, I believe ATOS developed a similar acronym scoring system for sickness benefits claimants.
It's called U-CHAV
Totally agree. This is vindictive nonsense. Trying to offer appointments to patients late on Xmas or New Years Eve is a complete waste of time. They are not interested. As with weekend appointments, patients will have better things to do but those in power would not like to think of GPs getting home early to spend some time with their families
Not my experience. When I did Saturday surgeries, (thankfully a thing of the past) every sodding one turned up and many grumbled about having to come on a Saturday when they would rather have seen me throughout he week-funnily enough so would I)
I don't know why the public complain so much about OOH services They may not be perfect but are much much better than the old days of doctors deputising services which were awful but still were employed by most urban GPs. employed.
Incidentally, no good blaming Jeremy Hunt. We have no friends on either side of the house. The offer made by the labour govt to give up out of hours responsibility was too good to refuse. It may have looked like a miscalculated bungle but in the end has done us no credit and fractured our power base (our good standing with patients). I just wonder if this was the intention all along.
We all know DNAs are an absolute joy so why do we whinge about them and post notices in the waiting room. Well, I would if I was paying a sessional doctor or nurse to have an unauthorised coffee break I suppose, but as a sessional GP I find that extra 10 mins utter bliss. Why do the last people on your list always insist on turning up when you are ready for home?
Franz Kafka couldn't have invented this bollocks
Spot on! But you can't beat them so you might as well join them. Ostentatious yawning, arse scratching and checking your mobile phone for new texts should be part of the process of routine consultation