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GPC to propose radical plan to merge all unscheduled NHS care in bid to solve out-of-hours crisis


The problem here is not who is running any of it but the ridiculous requests from a large percentage of patients, reading through the hundreds of out of hours reports on a monday has turned into a joke, to quote but a few "i put antibacterial hand gel on my hands visiting a relative and then sucked my finger...have i poisoned myself" or "i ordered my script from my GP on wednesday but i forgot to pick it up so can i get a repeat from you" or " ive had sickness for the last 30minutes what should i do" or "ive just been to my doctors because i wanted antibiotics for my sore throat but they wont give them to me so i need you to" do i need to go on! The sooner people realise that they are causing the out of hours crisis the better. There was a time when common sense prevailed but this "need now ,seen now, instant access" that has been brain washed into previously sensible people has caused what is and will be unsustainable until people take responsibilty for themselves. i used to work for OOH years ago and i can tell you from experience people phoned with real medical need not the pile of clap trap we see nowadays!

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19 Jul 2013

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