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‘There’s nothing general about general practice’

The GP marketing campaign features a video of a GP signing off a patient for a charity skydive

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  • To reflect the reality, she should be accosted on the way down by a patient saying "I'm not 'appy. The doctor in A+E couldn't believe my mum didn't get a scan".

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  • The equipment in very many hospitals is paid fro by public donations yet when a patient needs to the use of it, they are deprived.

    It would be interesting to know from each hospital how much of their main equipment MRI scanners etc is funded by the public purse.

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  • and the evidence is that injuries from sponsored skydives costs the NHS vast sums..we shouldn't be signing them

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  • So the best they can come up with shows a complete failure to understand what a GP's role actually is. Signing the paperwork is not NHS activity at all , the asthma trained nurse would deal with the asthma and the in house physio deal with any ongoing MSK issue . None of these are core work. Dealing with complex pathology in the multiply co-morbid and stopping the secondary care clinicians misinforming or harming patients when the problem falls outside their narrow focus is what primary care is about .
    It is no wonder Primary care cant recruit when this is the sort of facile, fatuous nonsense our masters put out

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  • There is NO doubt in my mind that these videos are designed to destroy general practice. Who the hell would want to become a GP after seeing crap like that. Yeah man, train for more than a decade and you will get to tell people if their ankles are sprained or not dude. If you are lucky then you might sign someone off for a sky dive and if they die you can stack shelves in a supermarket. Yeah man.

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