It will not be long before we return to the Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Health Authorities-with CCGs returning to PCTs when these 750K patient practices reach the 1-2M mark.
My daughter has good A levels and had applied to five med schools and universities to do Medicine or Midwifery. She was told she was too young. "have a gap year and gain experience in a third world country/hospital and re-apply" next year!
If patients choose to have a private consultation, ? to be seen quicker or for a second opinion-then they should be prepared to pay for all required tests etc........and not try to drain and blood suck(sic) the NHS.
"GP practices will be expected to work closely with job centres"
Advert in Job Centre.....................'Urgent! GP required' must be able to work long hours-including weekends and OOH on call. good rates of pay for the right canidate. Diagnose certain illnesses and get paid more. Previous applicants need not apply. Govt funded training provided for job seekers who have been unemployed for more than five years. Yes, yet another Hair brained scheme.
Acording to NHS England, 111 is doing an excellent service with only recommending (11th May 2014 Sitreps) 7.2% of calls sent to A/E with 62.1% to see Primary Care and 15.5% Home Management Advice and4.4% other services with 10.8% needing an Ambulance. I agree Mr H should have called 111 as a first line of action; but, as we know parents with young children prefer to attend A/E (from their past experience) as their first line of action, where they are aware that IV treatment/s etc is readily available if needed.
Where there is muck there is cash. Extra funding for each patient who have regular, daily bowel movements. £5/patient/day!
Just like a cowboy film. Round 'em' up and put your brand on 'em' and collect your £55 per head. Where are these policy makers coming from? New film: (Bounty hunters and rustlers galore)
Does the LG really think they can raise 2Bn pounds by the Mansion Tax for the NHS proposals they have in their plans? I do not think so; especially that primary care already sees 90% of the population with 10% of the NHS budget-and Secondary care 10% of the population with 90% of the NHS budget. Which Planet have Burnham/Milliband been on before coming down to earth?
Great difficulty when a patient wants to see or require a visit from thye OOH Doctor service, as not being registered with any of the local GPs results in them having to visit the local (if there is one!) A/E service, as most of the MIU.UCC.WICs cannot deal with their D&V or constipation with streaks of blood in the stool. And if a visit is required which is not possable and they cannot drive or take a taxi, this then flags an Ambulance. Usually it should be the CCG where they are registered who should pick up the tab. But, Hey-Ho lets see what pans out after the 1st October.
Its the 'claim' and 'apology' culture gone bonkers.
Just how many practices still have access to a mercury or anaeroid sphygmomanometer to measure BP accurately in AF?
I Totaly agree, even in A/E departments some of the Digital Equipment are not acurate, because of low battery life from overuse and not being put on regular charge.
Having dementia is expensive, patients waking during operations and why statins could help diabetic patients
"Benzodiazepines, common drugs used to treat insomnia and anxiety, may increase the risk for developing Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers said there was a ‘strong suspicion’ that taking the drugs for more than three months was linked with a raised risk of having developed the disease (FIVE) five months later."
In the main article the author actually says "five years" and is a heck of a period difference to the way this is reported in your 'round-up of the morning’s health news headlines'
This is not only happening to the now 'poor' GP's but to most health professionals employed by the 'new' NHS. CCGs are not to blame for what they were pushed and forced into.
Care home dehydration deaths, HIV care declining since NHS reforms, and Burnham calls for ‘whole-person care’
'A round-up of the health news headlines on Monday 1 December'.
Today Monday is the 2nd of December not the 1st as published
DOH gives 90% to Secondry care looking after 10% of population, which should be re-visited, GP budgets should be reassessed and re-evaluated up!
Rather than let a DNA appt: go to waste; Analysis of GP data has shown that these Patients can be identified the same as "frequent Flyers" , who have attended the local A/E for which you will be charged - or have ended up as an in-patient with a huge cost of treatment attached. So if GPs could identify these few DNA culprits, and send out a SMS or even a phone call before their appointment (hairdressers now do this) which in turn will ensure its a win, win on both sides.