Very said to read this. Rest in peace.
Yet again, thank the lord I have nothing to do with NHS England.
That’s possibly because a significant number of consultations didn’t require a GP anyway, but in a free at the point of use service in normal times people would book for even those self limiting problems.
Our focus should be on managing those who really are ill and detection of early problems where possible. A decline in consults isn’t necesssarily a marker that all serious things are being missed.
I thank the stars daily I am not a GP partner working in England. It truly seems an awful place to work.
‘Practices are being asked to supply nasal and throat swabs from symptomatic patients’
Suggests not up to date with the reality of where we are in working general practice. We are all doing our utmost to minimise any contact with Covid symptomatic patients and we are advised not to examine throats.
Well said Jaimie. Great article. Take care and thanks for fighting on our behalf.
I have no faith in our regulator that they are fair, proportionate, compassionate or balanced. Sinscerly, Dr A Woodall.
Hats off to BBO team here. This is genuine defence of the profession. Others - Wessex in particular - should take note and reflect.
That’s unfair. I know Sara Bodey personally and she is a committed hard working GP and LMC leader who is most definitely working hard to defend her practices.
Spot on. Sitting here in Wales horrified by what I’m reading colleagues in England were being expected to do.
Just ban abusive patients from all NHS services and let them pay for private care. Would end the abuse in a second.
Matt Hancock is living up to the potential of his surname I see,claiming most home visits are done by nurses.
Funny to note that both in Wales and here, those voting against stopping home visits are either locums (so can declined) are were retired.
Excellent article Shaba. Thank you.
This is why I respect NHS England so much. Its the never-ending shower of ill-thought out crap that is so reassuring.
RCGP take note. They won't, but they should.
Addison’s, not Addinson’s
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Well said Jaimie and excellent article by Pete Deveson.