Great article. If you write anything for Pulse then have a thick skin as the usual suspects always write negative reviews.
This is totally clueless and unrealistic. We are in a crisis situation where we need to prioritise are actions. Fussing over the frailty index will do nothing to help the dying patients who need palliative care drugs that will no doubt be in short supply.
Please can we get someone sensible to give us some guidance. Where is Copperfield when you need him?
I will not be engaging with the CQC again. I'll let them close me down and become a locum.
Thanks PB and TF
Take car. Go to mum's. Kill Phil, grab Liz, go to the Winchester, have a nice cold pint, and wait for all of this to blow over.
Terrible to face reundancy at this time. I have no gripe with the RCGP. I would question the value of CQC and revalidation. When the pandemic is over I won't be engaging with either of them. They can invalidate me if they wish.
What is an "asthma rescue pack"? I have had a load of punters ringing up demandind their rescue pack. I think expecting a Selfridges style gift pack with inhalers, steroids and antibiotics. Anyone any clues about this?
Please huury up! Half my staff are off now with self isolation. Those of us left are struggling. I doubt many have Covid-19; so they will have to go off again when they actually contract it. If I could test them I could get them back to work in a few days.
Help--we are drowning!!
My own little view is that we need to re-evaluate risk
Visiting a sick patient to be on the safe side is high risk behaviour. Robust triage required. Treat without seeing if possible. Safety net as best you can. If you feel you have to visit then at least wear a mask, gloves and apron. Clean your eqipment after. Much better not to go in. Most home visits are unecessary.
Case 1--yes. Pen V sent EPS.
Too little, too late
Glad you are well Clare. These are challenging times. Thanks for sharing your experience. My view is we need better PPE and a lot more testing.
When this is over I wish to start a campaign to abolish the CQC. Their effect on recruitment has cost thousands of lives.
We need to look after the frontline staff or else they will be the heroic dead
“We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.“
I'm not doing more home visits
I am triaging
You know what--you can't make me
I've had it at least 4 times this year. No one seems very interested.
Just had a message from CQC
"If your last visit was 4 years ago, this is a rare and welcome reprieve."
At least they acknowledge the unpleasant nature of a CQC visit. Please somebody abolish these clowns.
Benefits of Covid-19
1 CQC cancelled
2 Environmental--less flights
3 Patients learn that they don't need to see a GP when they have a cold
4 People start washing hands more often and more effectively
I'm sure there are more; and of course the negatives far outweigh the positives. Just looking for a silver lining
How about postponing CQC inspections?
Correction; how about banning CQC inspections and asking the CQC clinicians to actuually see some patients rather than oversee the destruction of their coleagues?
I like to think I did my bit when I stopped to help an elderly park runner use his GTN spray at about the 3k mark. I think it was a bit disrespectful that he sped past me 200 metres from the finish!