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GPs expected to provide 24/7 'decision support' under proposed out-of-hours revamp


I do give my mobile numbers to all of my terminally ill patients with freedom to call me any time. If they have good package from GP, Matrons, and hospital staff, they rarely need anything from OOHs. Also if we have to take 24/7 responsibility, we need more budget, seeing patient at home need extra room with CQC- taps couch, infection control etc. I may have to be in suit and boot all the time. Also has to shave everyday :) Also all of the OOHs and Walking centres get millions of pounds from government, we get only few hundred thousands. They have to reduce their budget, and spread to local GPs. Most of the GPs are already providing week end services. But I don't want to see anybody with cough ,cold or diarrhea on week end. Or little discharge from post c/section wound. These things can wait. What if I am on holiday? What If I am watching movie in theatre with my kids, where we do get mobile coverage, but I have to keep feeling my mobile phone if it vibrates or not. Sometime patient go to OOH for their repeat scripts? Government should start educating patients as well.

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17 Jun 2013

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