Another step down the road of increasingly compartmentalised medical thinking-fits well with computerised models of control but lacks the flexibility and empathy of the experienced pre QOF GP. .It wil deliver something measurable and even useful but the patients experience of being cared for by another compassionate person may be reduced.
a nice litle hors deuve1
This has been echoing around our heads for 40 years hasn't it? Politics and science is such an unsavoury brew. Stir it with a spoon of insecure GP's and you have --POISON
Faeculant delight. You should have covered it with a glass box and invited comments and offered £5 for the most inventive/creative.
Sad it has got to this but there we are. Why does nobody sign these comments with their real names. It smacks of a lack of courage does it not?
Delays, abandoned calls and an 11-hour wait for a call-back: Leaked document reveals the extent of NHS 111 performance issues
If it is not broken don't try to fix it. Who is gaining from this 111 innovation?
A bitter root may be growing from the bureaucratic disrespect we have experienced. If we let it grow everyone will lose. Wisdom will be needed.
Tears of laughter still on my face as I visualise the peak flow meter producing money at one end. It just about sums up the medical bankruptcy of the system. What is to be done? Where will it all end? Time to be who you are maybe?
Sounds like it is coming from the clear vision of a parallel universe. What about just not doing it?
Ouch! I too find Copperfield very amusing at times( I look for him first). None the less passive aggression that starts as a response and hardens on repetition into an attitude is self defeating and unhealthy.I left my practice early some years ago somewhat burnt out. I had felt powerless to change the nonesense that was going on in the NHS. We all have more choices than we think. Why do you do what you do?
I know he is getting stuff of his chest, so to speak, but why is Copperfield so angry much of the time? Did he become a doctor to please someone else?
I guess the repeat prescription request with our service is around 7%. I agree that many people use it to avoid taking time off work or from school the next day. GP appointments are often 3-5 days away for an acute illness ( so they tell us). A frequent complaint is that they can never see the same doctor or one of their choice,at their practice, so why wait. The OOH's service is meeting patients perceived needs quite well I think.