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Pulse Magazine: July

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Back to the bad old days?

Casebook on epilepsy

Peverley: A miner triumph of diagnosis

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Readers' comments (9)

  • surprise surprise! He wants us to do it for free 24/7/365.

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  • Surely GPs should get the £6000 back which our OOH services were valued at ;)

    Oh I forgot, I've retired and live in a sunny climate.

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  • It is astounding to see the level of ignorance and the pig-headedness shown by our Mr. Hunted ! We need to introduce a simple test for all ministers to assess their fitness for purpose before they run riot, messing up the country's meager resources and finishing what is left of a decent NHS. Such a real shame !!!

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  • and has the right honourable gentleman or his oh-so-clever associates even considered that many GPs are now salaried and will not, not should they, do any extra out of the goodness of their hearts. and what about APMS schemes where there is no partner to shoulder the burden?
    Mr Hunt, I do worry about the lack of detailed understanding currently displayed in your department.

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  • I am seriously looking at resigning from my partnership if this truely comes in. It simply will not be worth it to face manslaughter or serious professional misconduct on matters I have almost no control on, to be paid 10-20% more than the salaried GPs who has none of these responsibilities.

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  • Vinci Ho

    Steve (editor),
    As I said in another article , I have been 'hunting' for this living species through my old biology books:
    Found it!
    It is called Homosapien politikus and basically it thinks, speaks with its rear end and defaecates with its mouth😄😚

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  • Comment copied from a previous article on this...

    It's worth all those raging at this article to take a moment to remember the specific situation this is for - whilst in A+E Jeremy Hunt witnessed an elderly dementia patient who had fallen being assessed. The patient was unable to talk but all records were held by the GP and as this was out of hours, no-one could tell whether that was because of the fall or their existing condition.

    The devil is in the detail but decision support could well contact with a GP collective that can access the patient's primary care notes.

    That does not seem so unreasonable.

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  • It makes no difference though, pt fallen and dementia - pt needs admission as will fall again and frankly social services is more important for information and you can't get hold of anyone after 5 pm from social services
    . If pts hospital notes very slim or no recent blood tests which would more easily available ,then there generally will be underlying reason that needs investigating, making political points to superficially keep pts happy without thinking is dangerous and will cause more harm. Most signifacant records are held within hospital depts, unless you want to know stuff about recent colds.

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  • Hi,
    couldn't find the contact bit so decided to eamil you this way. What do I have to do to get a printed version of the newsletter?

    Many thanks,


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