As others have said “why for FS?”
As aside assume there is some forward capacity planning for all the 2WW that are headed for Primary Care appointment when lockdown over and then refer on to secondary care for investigation?
So why are they developing/moving to a remote access toolkit for assessment then??
Clearly if all hands to the pumps perhaps doing exactly that and inspections later is a better idea?
Sorry must of missed something here. Are NHS E really advising medical staff to go to work when a household member decides self isolates.
Isn’t the government advice currently 2/52 isolation for an assymptomatic family contact?
Say what you like, must have thick skin, complete empathy failure and limited number of neurones for them to come up with this pile of insensitive crap!
Must have missed the daily briefs as too busy looking up holes the sun don’t shine.
Apart from the time frame the altruistic government are no doubt hoping lots of us are +ve (ie already had infection) as we can forget about that pesky PPE and work with impunity!
Sad for the staff but perhaps analysis why expenditure exceeded revenue in last 5 years will be illuminating. Did the accountant not flag this up?
So much for our beloved government doing "anything" and "what ever it needs"
Anyone actually coming back now hearing this sort of double dealing drivel IMHO is "crackers"
Useless PPE and this show they genuinely don't give a flying f**k
Almost risable. Here's an idea for Government (they are full of them currently) test all face 2 face staff if proof already had it when jobs a good un!
They can freely visit patients at virtually no personal risk (save the cost of non existent PPE too) downside is they then become the super spreader!!
Obviously other issue is capacity; nursing homes in lock down allowing medical professionals only to visit, good in theory but if they need just one INR taking may find it a bit tricky as all 1/2 the staff are unwell or isolating themselves and the other 1/2 are run ragged so suggestions to Richmond House on back of fag packet please??
Earlier posters have said it but where exactly is the space for this as assuming it will be at same time as we would be sorting all the other pressing things needing F2F contact???
The cynical in me suggests the rationale for this is actually to keep health workers at the coal face!
No doubt argue a -ve result means a prompt early return??
I think by there own criteria that should be orange sticker "requires improvement" on the well led and the responsive section IMHO.
Oh dear two orange in the 5 criteria means overall rating is "requires improvement!"
What a f******g numpty. As an ex anaesthetist from many many moons ago I can just see all my colleagues volunteering for this.
In the old days we had Minute Volume divider ventilators for theatre +/- other variants; JET ventilators were all the rage too. ITU ventilators were 100% different to the theatre versions.
We haven't even got to undertaking intubation, tracheotomies, arterial lines etc and nurses needed to manage them too. Figure of 5 nurses per machine was even mentioned by himself on Andrew Marr
One someone please give him a double expresso and firm reality check!
Absolutely 100% spot on first post.
Older with or without co-morbidity more at risk so why come back and put yourself in harms way??
Absolutely agree with above. Patient just had appointment; reception staff gave entirely logical advice for viral symptoms, 111 triage told see GP as not Coronavirus so they walked in asking which side room to use! Clearly missing Boris's latest advice and then had a rant (including can't possibility self isolate as inconvenient) at GP when pointed this out!
Neither any PPE or the great British Public were harmed in this consultation, and clearly wasn't that SOB so I'm off home soon for a stiff G&T.
Cant wait for next few weeks!
PHE must assume quick consultation (ie less than 15 minutes and at other end of room!
Assume they got out of contact tracing the other patients in building too as consequence?
Says it all, NHS E doesnt give a shite and the reason I'm at work with # ankle today too.
Yep, old news already and does nothing for me. Down to 20 days not that I’m counting.
On a different topic latest from 111 is: patient has viral symptoms 3/7 but not coronvirus, so see GP for treatment. What treatment exactly??
FFS, actual common sense for once!
Still waiting for initial delivery PPE
There is no conundrum regarding continuity of care and GP Career. The job is shite and the support is shite and varies daily regarding the depth of shite. The only person who cares is you is you!
NHS E, CCG, CQC etc dont give a stuff.
Sorry being my usual thick self but these are opportunistic and not a known risk, so once they are retrospectively diagnosed whats the cunning plan as they wont have been put in isolation pods when the attended and none of the medical staff who attended them will have had any sort PPE on? Bet the other patients in the waiting room at same time are pleased!
One assumes PHE will be even busier, that's till we run low on testing kits like USA?
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