if bloods/FIT test needed then it is best organised by the clinicain who wants it and who need to see the result. Simply e-mail/text/post out the relevent forms. This morning I have " please do weekly U+Es and ring results through to my private secretary".
at least the issue seems to getting some air and being taken seriously. There is great opportunity for someone in power to create a great legacy and transform primary care. Covid has already done it, just maintain it.
thankyou from all GPs and practice staff that I speak to.
A large group of high ranking/respected docs needs to be established to lobby in this area. We all agree that some regulation is needed, and there will always be some bad eggs, but what we have at present is counterproductive. There is an opportunity to change. ?Pulse to try to establish such a group.
Good. We can make our own decision eg antibody positive doc at low risk site with pre screened patients mask not needed.
It is not a bad thing in that it allows some individual thought and risk assessment.
everyone seems to be talking "post-Covid". Seems a bit early for that yet. I would like to know the prevalence of immunity in my area with a heavy isolating eldery population.
seems to be 2 system running at present. In hours where it is done remotely. Out of hours seems to be business as usual. I did a visiting OOH shift last night, is OK in Summer but will be nightmare in winter re PPE in dark/snow etc.
Let's hope it does not come back to bite us
Anther opportunity being missed here. Just scrap it and replace with some local PCN level indicators.
agree with his comments and this reflects what I see and hear on the ground. There is a great opportunity for someone who can see the bigger picture to save the profession. Some local audit and assessment at PCN level could replace all of this accumulated nonsense and also save millions.
been doing this for years in my patch. best allow us to think and innovate locally.
not interested at all in politics but it seems the media are trying to get a scalp. Suggest the 300 focus on other things like the opportunity we have at present to transform General practice
something to stay at daily press conference, that is point of it. Now forget.
sounds like more attempts to be seen to do something. Focus on local care for these guys, GPs/specialist nurses.
We should be used to it now as a knee jerk reaction as managers look to "do something". I am "lead" for a dozen things and can"t remember most of them.
Speaking to lots of GPs and the common theme is that the job has become enjoyable again. Largely just dealing with acute medical issues. Some even mentioned that could increase their hours! It will be a choice to re-introduce the things that ruin it that we all know. Please BMA/LMCs campaign to clean up GP (appraisal/QOF/CQC etc) and a good thing could come of this Covid.
they must be getting battered in the press re care homes!
Using corona to force your agenda. Becoming quite common. Local solutions are needed. I agree virtual care is good in may cases, certainly for GPs but someone needs to realise that we are not all the same, and local solutions are better.
Most GPs I speak to are very happy at present. No QOF/appraisal/CQC life is good. We have used zero triage in past so the whole thing has been a transformation. Not keen to go back