In my experience of GP, the antibiotic resistance has not come from general practice. Conversely, if the Doctor (GP) failes to prescribe when indicated, then the consequences can be tragic.
This is a target requirement on public health and local authority who took an interest and wanted to speak to us GPs. The response was love to help and overwhelmingly we're overwhelmed by workload.
I would be interested and impressed in a full and continuing discussion with Simon Stevens and team, and said this to Chris Ham when he spoke at annual LMC conference. Some of us remember when at least there was a full and frank exchange, but (as they say) we seem to have grown apart-please come back, would really like to meet and discuss.
As a pharmacist and GP take interest in this story. There was one London area than PCT contracted for patients to seek pharmacist, receive OTC and relieve the GP pressure-it worked. Just want to be careful of falling into the trap: "this one is going to save you time."
The route problem form GPs is understaffed A&E, so GPs are being used by casualty patients -but without casualty facilities.
Sorry to hear this. We should be supporting our GP colleagues. Report 9/10 practices felt stressed by the inspection-in my experience of my GP colleagues it's 10/10.
Good letter Chaand!
In one word only, the overwhelming problem for my GPs: WORKLOAD. Please pursue this letter to cover avalanche on our desks, together with a platform to reduce the overwhelming work.
umm, really sorry to hear this for our GP colleagued who do use TPP SystmOne, since MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) concerned about the interaction between QRisk2 calculator (works out risk of having a heart attack or stroke over the next ten years by answering some simple questions. It is suitable for people who do not already have a diagnosis of heart disease or stroke).
I heard about this on Radio 4 Today programme while driving in to work last tuesday morning. The following day at the BMA ARM in Liverpool I met Dr Steve Hajioff who was the Chair of the independent group of experts which developed the guidance for NICE. he enthusiastically showed me the diagrams of his symptom-base system.approach.
Steve told me: “a well informed patient with an educated doctor will mean that all benefit from this NICE guidance”