The Junk box idea is a stroke of genius -- the advice varies diametrically week to week.
I have mixed views, your colleague did have a point about moving and ventilating an 82 year old, it's worth trying to find out what the 82 year old wanted. The care home staff are a good source of info here. The DNA CPR isn't designed to prevent admission it's to prevent CPR by an already overstretched ambulance service with virtually no chance of success.
A&E cost top nhs per visit £200
GP cost £25
AED had received huge amounts of funding and has been relatively quiet. They are tooled up to deal with COVID we aren't.
I am of Indian descent lived for 52 years been a Dr for 30 of them. The only racism I encountered in my medical career has been on two occasions one was verbal abuse and one was actual assault BOTH times perpetrated by people of colour. Sadly there's a lot of violence by POCs on POCs. No discrimination is good, but identity politics, riots and ill informed whining are a recipe for disaster. Lots of people of all colours and creeds say bad things to people. If you want to see proper racism and slavery thriving try the middle east -- it's alive and kicking against Indians and Pakistanis in Dubai.
Jonathan 8:34 Spot on
These are anecdotes and somewhat dodgy ones at that. Does the author suggest we drop everything for a death in case the patient is alive? That is undesirable and based on very shaky evidence. That said it hasn't stopped our response to COVID!
Do you have a link to the Hempsons Advice
Don't trust these mindless tyrants. Do it but expect a kicking
That which had no cost has no value.
A whole cadre of GPs hiding from patients in soul less rooms promulgating a bizarre dystopia. Sadly a lot of these ideas were put forward by our own colleagues.
Harry -- I shake your hand spot on
A brave article, I love the correction factor!
Sorry that bunch are a bit too far right for me, what with institutional anti-semitism and the aim of an all powerful superstate. To much resonance with Germany in the 30s. I'll give that lot of no hopers miss and I think you should. Save yourself!
A massive PFI that will leach the funds out of the local health economy for years to come.
I imagine the GMC thought your Name sounded like you may not be caucasian, having reflected on their treatment of Baba Garba they decided to reduce the risk by not admitting you!
A load of mental health patients with no backup
Finish you career unable to take blood read Xrays ECGs or risks.
Whats not to like!
We need longer appointments to deal with health full stop. More appointments means longer waits. So the answer is to regulate demand. The only thing that would regulate demand is a charge.
Christopher Ho 10:17 Spot on. We won't get 5k new GPs we need to reduce demand.. the only way ios to charge for access even a small amount. Fols will need to choose -- latest phone or access.
David I completely agree. Thank god for GPs with real word experience and no cardigan
Kevin I think they are called sexually shared infections now. More friendly and less demeaning. You cant give anyone as dose nor can you get a dose -- you share it. The prof shared hos dose with his wife.
As ever what NICE miss out is the key rule of antibiotic prescribing which is that most people get unnecessary antibiotice except me and my family.