GP Partner, England
That says it all !
Wouldn't trust an on-line score.
I did the HeartAge one; BP 120, TC 5, BMI23 and it aged me! Doesn't take into account me or my exercise regimen and diet. Meaningless
Physicians were unable to reach a consensus: Should Brexit take place? The Allergists were in favour of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Brexiters had a lot of nerve.
Meanwhile, Obstetricians felt certain everyone was labouring under a misconception, while the Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.
Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, "Oh, grow up!" The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it.
Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and the Chemists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow. The Plastic Surgeons opined that Mays proposal would "put a whole new face on the matter."
The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea. Anesthesiologists though it was all a gas, and those lofty Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.
In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the a**holes in Parliament.
Don't know about you guys, but weve had sporadic shortages over the last few years, but the last month lots of different items are being sent back from the pharmacy as the are not available!
Why are the government holding the chemist/pharma to hand on this by letting the UK stocks fall short. Surely there is a clause in the contract that means they have some obligation to have stock for us?
This is repeat work that they will already have the data. Does that mean they have lost it? Isnt that a governance issue?
If they want us to repeat all that work, then set up a new job and attach some money to it!
That's a great way to help with the winter pressures!?!?
The NHS has all the data on computer held by EMIS/etc. Why don't they cut the GP/middle man out and go direct to them with the request. I wonder what their reaction would be to breaching confidentiality?
Quite right Bob. The elephant in the room is it is linked to obesity, which patients contribute to themselves by overeating and not exercising.
Perhaps if the Income Tax was the same as the BMI, might change people approach to looking after themselves?
Is this Mr Hancock related to the famous Tony Hancock? as some of what he comes up with is quite comical but obviously in a completely different league!
The Heart Age website is terrible, I put in a BP of 120 and Cholesterol of 5 (I would have said that was average to good), and it aged me!
It doesn't take into account any of you exercises activity, or the fact my resting pulse is 52 because of it.
How do you examine an ear, eye, or throat over the phone.
You cant examine an abdomen, do a PR, listen to the heart and lungs over the phone.
Similarly you cant examine joints or do a neuro check over the phone.
That is a basic part of the examination that you just cant do. They are just talking absolute twaddle!!
Ok, so give me 1/2 hour appointments. That way I can dig out and correctly reference every single decision I make in a day! What an absolute farce, we act in the patients best interest at every contact, and things are compromised because we take a holistic approach not simply following a guideline. On that point they are guidelines not required treatments, there is a difference they seem to fail to grasp!
The word desperate springs to mind.
That is just going to devalue medicine in this country, and we will look to be a laughing stock to the world.
It doesn't matter if there are more junior doctors quicker, unless there is an attractive career pathway ahead on them in GP or hospital we will just be training them to emigrate! (if they still have a reputation)
Don't worry, the guy who had the job before you didn't have a clue either!
He cant be a GP? Was he ever a GP?
I cant believe anyone who has ever worked and committed themselves to the job could actually come out with such drivel !
It shows complete ignorance. Absolutely flabbergasted
That is because you cant re-register 'out of area patients', it only applies to patients that have moved. And to be frank with the current pressures, I think most practices will then say the patient has to register with another Dr !
I agree you cant believe everything you hear (patients lie - or have I been watching too much House). Also, hospital are very poor at giving out sick notes, or any other information to back up a discharge letter.
The best way to move forward, is take us out of the equation. No sick notes.
If you are off sick that is between you and the Benefits office, they should have a better system of assessing cases.
same for employers, if you are off sick it is between you and your boss.
There are no services locally so patients wait over 2years. Even the voluntary/charity sector has stopped taking referrals as they are overloaded. So how on earth do they think people will be seen within 2weeks just because they say it??
Brilliant. Do I have your permission to forward this to my secretary so we can send a copy when necessary. Many thanks in advance.
Why don't we all start working for them. No patient contact. We can get rid of all the Nursing home, depressed, pregnant and complex cases that Babylon 'declines' to see. Then we can tot thru the emails at our own leisure.