No surprise there: a score used to safety net patients assessed by those with limited clinical training versus being used by someone who knows what they are doing. Furthermore individual elements of the score system are hidden within a global score which impairs, not strengthens the decision making process.
A choice between the devil and the deep blue sea. Both lack credibility in the eyes of the profession. Neither has any idea of what is needed to sort out this mess, created by politicians and implemented by their NHS England, GMC,CQC etc. puppets (or muppets). Who knows what inspires their visions and delusions?
the corrosive effect of political decisions!!
The claim that NHS England is listening to feedback is risible, However if you wish to vent your spleen this is the portal
Plenty of time to give a considered response: the deadline is the 15th
it is always the responsibility of the person requesting an investigation to ensure that results are acted on.
This is what comes of giving credibility to single issue madmen whose rights have bee enshrined in law. It makes a mockery of common sense. There are so many people abusing the transgender role for personal gain.
I note elsewhere that there was a 6.2% increase in managers in the NHS. Of course NHS managers are part of the problem along with NICE, NHSEngland ( or any organisation that carries that badge of abysmal quality: NHS)CQC, GMC etc.
The NHS is driving independent contractor GP, most of whom have not accepted NHS badging, to the same abyss as the NHS.
Those who have modernised their access practice through triage and through technology in particular tend to have less pressure on staff."' And these practices provide dreadful service with little or no continuity and absence of quality. Get real Hancock!
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Diagnosis is not equivalent to impact assessment, As a GP diagnosing Angina does not make me responsible for the impact of that nor any therapeutic decisions made. Full assessment by the cardiologist covers this. Thus an assessment needs to be carried out by someone capable of performing such a multidimensional assessment.
In the main, this is more dumbing down, a direct consequence of underinvestment in the medical profession coupled with over investment and misplaced trust in NHS 111, Urgent care centres, nurses, pharmacists and paramedics interalia. The consequence of this bean counting approach is that the patient is surrounded by so much ersatz and quackery before getting to see someone who knows what they are doing, incurring much greater expense on the way
What is the cost to the UK Of NHS England? Has anyone ever seen or heard them doing anything useful? Are they not the greatest fraud within the NHS family? I realise there is much competition in that race to the bottom along with CQC, NICE, GMC etc.
And then to hire a shower of accountants whose only motive is to stuff their overfed mouths with taxpayers money. Is there any oversight of these shysters?
Another frankly stupid and mis directed initiative, which in the end will cost far more money than the few pennies they are trying to save. This has happened because we have devolved clinical decision making to "managers" directed by NHS England who in turn execute the whims of their political masters.
It wasn't one J Hunt by any chance?
Government policy has been to replace properly trained GPs with a cadre of individuals with inappropriate and inadequate training including NHS111, Paramedics, Nurse practitioners and pharmacists ( heaven help us!). This is done as they are perceived to be less expensive. Given the fact that they make so many mistakes and delay patients seeing someone who knows what they are doing, this state of affairs was entirely predictable. If our leaders, especially RCGP keep making politically correct noises instead of this idiocy the current rate in decline in medical care will accelerate.
Another great NHS initiative which creates new problems and anxieties at great expense while ignoring the real problems of the failing NHS
I am sorry for the poor student.
This sad case demonstrates how completely useless NICE guidelines. Predicting suicide is always very difficult as it is not always obvious, or things take a turn foe the worse with no clear warning obviating the ability to intervene
Maybe we need a Babylon app for politicians!
A pormise from our Prime Minister: really inspires confidence!!!