The rule of halves will still apply
normoTensive - 0or1
Pulse - 0or1
Capillary refill - 0or1
Afebrile - 0or1
Tachypneic - 0or1
1 for 0or1 - normal/abnormal
Score - any number from 0 to 6 admit urgently to hospital to seek consultant opinion.
I like it Cobblers, it’s just as good as any other scoring system and it has a real world application.
Now all I need is 2 million pound funding to study the bleeding obvious to confirm internal and external validity and quality assurance, and we are good to go.
This type of project needs the long term retention of IT staff. From my limited contact with IT, anyone good just gets poached by the private sector. This churn just undermines the viability and hinders delivery timescales.
“Maximum allowed by planning”, I think the Supreme Court would consider that - null and void, it was as though they had a blank piece of paper.
I agree with others about specialty placements, you have to a good doctor before you can become a good GP.
The agenda is about keeping doctors in work, as they nearly all leave practice after completing their protected training. The best way to achieve that target is to extend training to 35 years.
It is so asinine, I can’t bring myself to comment.
A PIL used as a fan for hot flushes is the best social prescribing I’ve seen.
And it won't be any brighter under a different government. I think we are entering a economic era were high earners will be paying increased taxes. Labour have planned for a top tier of income tax at £70k, meaning it will be pointless working the extra hours for less than 30% take home pay.
Most clinicians will go part time rapidly and medical education will not be able to churn out enough graduates at the required rate. It will be difficult for the NHS to weather this perfect storm.
When you are not entitled to your pension until you are 68, you have to pace yourself, otherwise you can't sustain a career until the bitter end. Even if you try to go at 63 you will loose 25% of an already reduced scheme. I am in 1995, I can go at 60 with 100% ... things have changed.
GPs have career average revalued earnings pensions and the rate of CPI applied each year affects the increase in capital value of the total pension pot and therefore the annual allowance charge. I see nothing in these proposals that addresses this.
Let the antibiotic stewards put that in their pipe and smoke it.
They won't be in government in 2020.
As policenthieves suggests there are nuances to culpability. What may appear to be serious concerns at face value could have significant mitigation and an advocate would be able to identify this. Through their investigations and guidance they find explanations that account for inadvertent error (or no error at all). NHS resolutions would not be interested in any of this and will be more than happy to pass you onto the regulator, so absolving themselves of any further risk. It would have been much better if we could have kept our own independent advocacy but spiraling costs have made this impossible. We will just have to accept the loss of some cannon fodder along the way, as they say good-bye to their careers.
I have never seen a discharge summary giving the reason for admission as 'overprescribing'. They are usually discharged back to the care home on more medications!
Some patients may experience unavoidable adverse effects from appropriate intensification of therapy, but that does not mean it was over prescribed. Unwell patients do need treating, that's what doctors do.
It was all predictable, how do you manage fabricated illness over the Internet? How do you check who has parental responsibility? Especially when divorcing parents are throwing allegations at each other. Just two issues that give cause for concern.
A further survey finds 100% of doctors prefer face to face interviews over phone consultations.
The qualitative part from study reported that doctors found it easier to examine patients and see that patients looked ill.
An obuturator hernia is another good one.
When patients had non-discript pain I used to refer them to exclude it.
A lot harder now with the ease of getting of MRIs.
GP training is a great way to extend your medical training with excellent support and mentoring. Once you are done after 3 years, you just simply leave the profession. Simps.
Appraisal means you have to endure the hardship of seeing patients occasionally, and no one is going to stand for that.
Extending GP training to 4 years would make no difference to recruitment.
The least worst of two bad options, is not a choice
If a woman has failed to attend for a smear test, then the medico-legal onus was on the GP to remind her at every attendance thereafter. That's why the GPC should be campaigning for smear tests to be taken out of primary care and placed in sexual health / family planning services, so that we have no responsibility for the national screening programmes. The complexities of transgender health care make this more imperative.