The real question is when will A+E operate TOTAL TRIAGE and re-direct inappropriate attenders to the correct pathway be it pharmacy, WIC, mental health services, social worker etc without letting them through their doors? The fact that A+E gets a handsome tariff for seeing them, rather than rejecting them says it all.
I have just phoned out lab.
This test is only available to Trust staff in specific circumstances.
Not for primary care yet.
Still at piloting stage.
So the answer for patients and primary care staff is NO.
What about stopping annual appraisal?
Does beg the question: Do we really need an OOH GP service?
Most other countries use A+E for urgent medical problems at night, or wait till next working day.
Our CCG has made the brave decision to ban gluten free prescriptions. Any complaints to PALS or CCG and not to GP. It would have been even better if NHS just blacklisted GF foods and so there would be no contractual issues (and complaints could go to Govt). I'm afraid we have to prioritise resources to where they are needed most.
Our CCG has just banned all Gluten free prescribing. Brave step. But necessary. Predict Coeliac UK takes CCG to high court, but would be interesting to see outcome of any legal challenge.Katherine
Dexa scans in our area are not allowed in the over 70s so we would be entirely reliant on frax score. So in addition to the 10 drugs they are already on for cardiovascular, diabetes, hypertension etc we will add adcalD3 and alendronate. You can see what drives polypharmacy in modern medicine.
Then record every contact as an appointment?
MPs such as Harriet Harmen are best placed to certify their constituents safety to drive. Afterall they can see their electors any week in their "surgeries" and should do this public service for free. They are public servants afterall!
Oh no. He is staying afterall!
How are we going to magic this out of thin air? How much will this cost? Who guarantees online security? When have over-ambitious IT projects by Gov depts ever saved money! They always run over budget and fail to deliver. Just wait a few months until we get another shiny new health secretary with another idiotic idea. Oh, and what happened to out-sourcing reception tasks/appts to call centres in India?