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Independents' Day

Antonia Petreanu

  • Conservatives asked to consider an annual limit on GP appointments per patient

    Antonia Petreanu's comment 29 May 2013 10:58pm

    Question 4 in the document reads "How can we encourage more General Practices to offer advanced treatments usually administered by
    hospitals (for example, scans or hernia operations)?"
    If this is the level of knowledge and understanding prevalent among the politicians currently shaping the future of the NHS we should not be surprised they suggest limiting the number of appointments/patient/year. It is certainly not more ridiculous than suggesting GPs should perform hernia operations.

    PS If anybody ever gets in touch with whomever wrote that document, could they please let them know that a scan is not a treatment?

  • NHS 111 redirecting 'frequent fliers' back to GPs

    Antonia Petreanu's comment 22 Mar 2013 10:54pm

    quote 1
    ‘The DH understands it is for each 111 local commissioner to commission arrangements such that a frequent flyer can be triaged by a GP. It is not part of GMS and it is not to be just dumped upon GPs. They have to have a specific arrangement – a LES if you like. That piece of clarity is very useful.’

    quote 2
    A DH spokesperson said: ‘.... Our guidance has always stated that if someone calls the service three times during a four day period they should be assessed to determine whether an ambulance is required and if not there has to be local agreements in place to make sure that person can speak to a GP within an hour.’

    Are we supposed to take a poll on which one of the statements we consider to be correct?

  • Revalidate patients first

    Antonia Petreanu's comment 29 Nov 2012 9:17am

    Thank you! Just what the needed on a bleak Thursday morning.