www.veoh.com/watch/v21038684cmxmQW3Q for those who want a laugh and cry!
You simply can't let patients get in the way of the smooth running of the health service! The system must balance and patients just add cost and uncertainty! Everyone must watch 'The Compassionate Society' episode of Yes Minister to understand what I am getting at!!
Has anyone deigned to ask what their patients want? The cradle to grave responsibility will be gone with patients losing their registered doctor and UK general practice as we know it will sink rapidly into the mess of ACO's in America. For those who follow Gavin Preston M.D. he has been warning of this folly for years! There needs to be an acceptance by those in charge of the NHS and those that pay for it that there is no business model that works for the socialist ideology that is the NHS. We need to accept how much it costs and find a way to pay for it.
So just heard it is going ahead as my registrar is picketing tomorrow !
Need to keep the rhetoric right and not get dragged into a media feeding frenzy!
there is a relatively cheap desk top test to help determine if it is a bacterial cause or just viral. It was discovered in 1930 and is called crp! Every Dr or NP could have one and for about £3 per strip patients can have a test to determine if antibiotic is needed. The problem is who pays for the test? Amoxil is only a few quid and they are out of your room with a green ticket to justify their sniffle and week off work. Public health complain about the overuse and microbiology the resistance developing so why not join forces with grants from the companies making the precious antibiotics to fund the change in attitude to get self testing prior to the request for antibiotics to make the whole viral conversation easier?