Are we surprised that NHSEngland are running around like headless chickens?
There is a lot of hysteria here. The risk for thos with asthma needs to be stratified. If control is good on moderae doses of medication there is probably little or no excess risk (see url)However it make sense that those with severe or uncontrolled disease are self isolated for the 12 weeks. This URL give clear and simple advice from the World Allergy Organisation
Well done and many happy years of marriage.
Perhaps this crisis will force and overhaul of the obstructive NHS/GMC/CQC bureaucracy in all their guises. A time for hope.
The recent literature suggests that people who are infected start shedding virus in the second 24 hours after exposure, long before any symptoms manifest themselves, which suggest the opportunity to spread the disease to scores of patients even before symptoms appear.
"We had a major conference in Birmingham for clinical directors where there was huge enthusiasm." means precisely nothing. These people do not represent GPs
why not draft in all those health care professionals whose current job is to make the lives of doctors who practice medicine miserable. Such as those in the CQC, NHSEngland and various other quangos.
Or is that simply a step too far?
The ease with which the lies fly off the tongue "The UK is a world leader in preparing for and managing disease outbreaks....."
Of course successive governments are to blame for the progressive decline to our NHS, but a time of crisis is not the time to do this.
I am five years retired but would be happy to come back and assist as long as it is not overly bureaucratic or involves too much training ( refresher on computer systems would be a must) and I suspect there are many like me. Time is short and decisions need to be made quickly.
Any risks to patent care would be nothing compared to the way in which the NHS has been destabilised leading to increased mortality and waiting lists.
Leonard is a GP in Dulwich, South London.
She has written for national newspapers and magazines, including Hello!, The Sun, the Daily Mail and the Daily Express since 1986. She has been the resident GP for BBC Breakfast News since 1998.
She was a member of the Committee on Safety of Medicines and a Non-executive Director of the Health Protection Agency.
She was awarded an MBE for services to healthcare in the New Year's Honours List 2004.
Says it all really just
another media doc
NHSEngland in denial ....as usual!!
Great: more fuel for the doctor bashing GP press. Another way of incentivising doctors: shame them for what they do. How about the salaries of those wastrels in NHSEngland, NICE and other failing public bodies?
Believe it when I see it!! NHS England are a bunch of clowns with little or no purpose, no obvious ability following political diktat in the search for favour at the tax payers expense.
NHS Smart cards; a bit like smart motorways. devised by a genius in a dark room with no contact with reality. Enforced by our world class NHS England, an organisation led by clowns.
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!