You are right. I advised one of my rather rotund patients to lose some weight last week. She told me off. "You are not allowed to say I'm overweight anymore--I am living with obesity"
I can't agree. Life has to go on. The Lockdown will cripple our economy for a generation. Children need to get back to school. Pubs and restaurants need to open. People need to stop being paid to sit at home. The vulnerable need to be protected. The rest of us need to get on with it.
It would be interesting to know the proportion of BAME trainees' in KSS. I doubt there is under representation.
The A&Es have been very quiet over the past 2 months.
Still I'm sure things will pick up on the 4th of July
"More to the point though, can GPs who work for the CQC please explain why you do the government's dirty work for them?"
1 They like the money
2 They get an insight into what the CQC are focusing on
3 They don't give a monkeys about the rest of us
Second wave or not there will not be a second lockdown in England.
"A Health Service Journal analysis suggested that staff working in high-risk areas who have enhanced PPE have been hardly affected. A logical conclusion from here shall be to provide enhanced PPE for at-risk groups including BAME in perceived low-risk areas"
Logical but possibly flawed. The COVID ITU is a high risk area--but the patients are mostly no longer infectious. The PPE is probably not as important as you think.
Patient gets free money to sit at home so berates me to put them on shielding list.
Patient now not getting free money so now needs letter saying no longer needs to shield.
Actually it starts before conception. Advice at this crucial time could make a major difference. Pregnancy is a gruelling process. Women wishing to start a family need to be as fit as possible before they get pregnant.
GP lives matter
Not very comforting if you were on the placebo arm of the dexamethasone trial.
A well written article to which I am sympathetic-but it doesn't really bring the discussion forward. Andrew Bamji hits the nail on the head. The GPs who have tragically died were not poor--they were mainly male, BAME and over 55. PHE told us nothing new. A really pointless exercise.
We need to calmly and forensically understand why the BAME community are at greater risk. Until then we need to protect those at risk. The Saad score is a fantastic early attempt to quantify the risk.
Meanwhile the doctors seeing patients face to face in the local out of hours are predominately represented by male Asians in their 40s and 50s. That is just asking for trouble.
I thought everything was now ok as we have pulled down a few statues and banned comedy shows such as Little Britain and Fawlty Towers.
"TV presenter Trisha Goddard talks to Newsnight's Emma Barnett about being a black broadcaster, the racist abuse she has received and the Bo’ Selecta portrayal of her between 2002-2004.
The League of Gentlemen, Little Britain, Come Fly with Me, The Mighty Boosh and Bo’ Selecta have all been removed this week from some streaming services - including the BBC iPlayer and Netflix - because of their use of blackface."
Trisha of course was on Little Britain interviewing Vicky Pollard.
The BMA are behind the curve rather than flattening it. The questions we need answers to are
1 Do we need to wear masks when pulling down statues?
2 When are the pubs opening?
"When those idiot scientists from the small gene pool of white, Public school Oxbridge were talking about herd immunity this is about what I reckoned, which caused me a lot of anxiety."
It took us a bit of time to explain that PPE did not just stand for Politics, Philosophy and Econonmics.
Disgraceful if they renege on the QOF patients. This is what will upset most GPs. Certainly those of us trying to run a practice. It will also have a knock on effect on salaried and locum doctors. This bothers me far more than the behaviour of Dominic Cummings.
I'm staggered that anyone thought that a government review would actually come up with a solution. For now avoid F2F and make sure you are taking Vit D.
Thankfully I have booked a regular shift in the hot hub on Thursday evenings. I have managed to avoid the excruciating hand clapping and at the same time catch up on my paper work. I'm surrounded by masks, shields and over paraphernalia that is rarely used. We even saw a patient once.
"Once f2f consultations are back properly we need to be alert to serious symptoms"
They won't be coming back, so you need to be alert to serious symptoms now.