Been there done that! Didcot Health Centre 1970's. Too successful so them upstairs put spanner in works.
I found having a GP registrar essential bringing a new enquiring mind to the practice. Often the registrar has skills from the acute sector and upto date knowledge of imaging investigations. Practice training inspections help keep all partners on their toes.
I was talking to an 85 year old man who still runs his own business who said his headteacher had the motto 'safety last'!
Born in 1942 meant a visit to the GP was the last resort.
I was called to certify an old lady whom the home help said had died. On arrival at the house there was no sign of of the home help. I knocked repeatedly on the door and was about to go away when the old lady opened the door. She said she had heard the home help come and did not want to talk to her! She died six weeks later.
Form designed by group who have never seen a patient
Didcot Health Centre shared a building with Social Workers from 1971 - 1995. Once the initial hostility was overcome we both learnt much from each other. I hope this proximity will foster new levels of understanding and the development of mutual respect.
So very sad. My practice started with Abies 4.12, had various versions of Meditel system 5 and 6000 before moving to iSoft. We had both surgeries linked by May 1989 and stopped writing paper notes!!! Even though I am retired I feel for all the practices who will have to change software and the conversion problems it will bring as well as the training issues.