I am afraid the medical student may be correct. I await the details with trepidation....
And that is the 400ug dose. What about diabetics put onto 5mg daily!
So Ray Bradbury!
I disagree. The governmant have blinked first!
Hunt is too thick to learn! Good riddance to him!
Well, we tried "Take us to your leader", but he keeps hiding.
"Mr Maubach said: ’At the moment we pay for a lot of services on an itemised service basis and I think the key intention with the MCP contract is to move to a basis where we fund services on a capitation basis..." So, a return to the John Wayne contract then?
Why don't the moaners close their lists? I fully accept that they lack the resources, but no further resources will be forthcoming until they shut up shop.
Do your training in Scotland and then emigrate? Covers the sunshine, pay and job satisfaction issues in a oner!
HAL rides again!
13.5%? When it was 11% it was to be cost-neutral - i.e. funded out of the current wage bill. Where is the pay rise there?
Loved it! I've copied the idea and loaded up my printer!
Time for the BMA to threaten trusts that try to impose this contract with a boycott.
I suspect this is a local laboratory issue. Running a Biochemistry lab - and during my training - there was always a distinction made between fasting and random glucose requests. We knew that the diagnosis of diabetes would be made on the basis of the fasting values.
Fully agree that the NHS is not safe in this government's hands.
Dr. S. C. Martin
Peterborough City Hospital
I do not recognise the hospital service portrayed by my retired colleague above. Never have more consultants worked in hospitals OOH. Physicians, surgeons, anaesthetists and A/E consultants. In my mid-50's, I well remember the old-style consultant's "feel free to cope" telephone advice of my junior years! STRIKE!!!
Left hand, right hand......
I graduated in 1983 - before Dr Summerton, I believe. We admired the juniors who had gone on strike in the mid-70's and earned us 1/3 time for OOH. Now, the situation is much worse and I wholeheartedly support my junior colleagues in their fight with the DoH. Strike! Strike! Strike!
Taking Dr Cundy's point the healthcheck scheme has still doubled the detection rste for T2DM and CKD - both expensive chronic conditions. Here in Peterborough the healthchecks have led to a significant number of cases of Familial Hypercholesterolaemia being diagnosed - something not included in the study but repeated elsewhere, I believe. I have no personal involvement with the scheme but believe that it is better than the comments above suggest.