So the smoker with chest pain, an ischaemic ECG but normal obs gets denied an ambulance ? Isn't modern medicine wonderful.
Not to mention the child presented at 1755 on a Friday with " He's had it for three weeks but we are off to the WIndies tomorrow and wanted him checked out " !!
A few years ago I left my single handed isolated rural practice. I knew the patients, they knew me. The medicine was good, the patients were great. We had extremely low acute admission rates and excellent QOF scores. In the end I couldn't defeat the NHS who didn't want my kind of practice to exist. Now it is branch of a Practice in a nearby town. The patients are less happy and I cannot comment on the medicine. "Supermarket General Practice" can never provide the tailored care that we delivered. Certainly the end of an era.
Ransomware. Is this an NHS net issue or locally installed ?
An appointment " If they need it " - who decides or is it actually " If they want it " ?
Interesting that this report comes out shortly before a Memorial service for a high profile case that Hunt is due to attend.
A poignant piece. This at a time when the Occ Health service that enabled stressed GPs to continue to work happily is being replaced by a " you are too addicted to keep working service " and colleagues are leaving the profession in droves.
Thanks for the support.
Out of interest, why has the previous comment been "moderated" ?
The email and feeds are excellent but how about a "mobile friendly" version of the site / articles for those of us in rural areas with slow 2G connections.