"THIS SITE IS INTENDED FOR HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ONLY" This is the page heading; so is it intended for GPs only??, As dental surgeon working solely within the NHS either in general practice or the Community Dental Service since 1967 I feel I have experienced the vagaries of the Department of Health including "Quality of Work" and premises for a lot longer than most GPs and therefore may be in a position to give a longer view on consequences. As to anonymity i believe in putting my name to my opinions. However there is a case for the piece to be unsigned provided the Pulse editor is aware of sender. In the current climate of electronic surveillance of email origins then the Pulse editor is aware of the sender's email address!
Look at the way the overarching "apparatchiks" run primary care provision for dental services and reflect!
Dental practices have endured this overbearing big brother approach for a lot longer than the current 'Blitzkrieg", the early nineties in fact, and just look at the current state of NHS dental provision in the deprived areas of the UK.
Most secondary/tertiary diagnosticians have already had the irrelevant patient's filtered out and are insulated by the anonymity of hospital practice.
What is really telling in this issue is the number of comments which are anonymous to protect the innocent
Selective myopism is always the prerogative of government/government department looking for a scapegoat
I am pleased to see so many coal-face practitioners standing up to the ethereal theoreticians; even if aspirin is my analgesic of choice.