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Sainsbury's plans a rapid expansion of in-store GP surgery programme


A supermarket seems far too inconvenient. Why not base a GP surgery in a public lavatory - that way a patient can use a urinal while I check their blood pressure and really save time - thats accessable healthcare - could assess their prostate at the same time. Where does this sort of rubbish end? Build 'bigger practices' - what you mean a really big practice, with lots of doctors and lots of nurses, and all the doctors could have a special interest in something different and you could offer diagnostic tests and interventions there too, and maybe train doctors that are more junior?! That sort of surgery already exists and has its own special name - its called a hospital. Patients who want a GP surgery in sainsburys are welcome to it. Don't be expecting me to drop your shopping round if you request a home visit though. And don't complain when you realise you can't get an appointment because all the appointments are filled by people who want to see a doctor while they happen to be shopping, as opposed to wanting to see a doctor because they are ill. Rant complete, for now.

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13 Feb 2013

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