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GPs to oversee all vulnerable patients under emergency admissions DES  


Patients don't become vulnerable at 75, anyone can become extremely vulnerable when they have multiple problems, regardless of age. Are the NHS telling us that if we are under 75 and vulnerable, nobody will care or our care will be of a lower standard? My GP look after me regardless of my age and vulnerability, when I face a crisis, he is there to support me, exactly what if it that the these people expect GP's to do, become lodgers when someone reaches the age of 75? I feel they should leave GP's to decide on what their patients needs are, they have built up a good relationship with us, and we with doctors we know and trust! I don't want to need to ask a stranger in a pharmacy to examine me alone, in a small room at the back of the shop. I do not want, and never have needed my GP to work 24/7 or fro my surgery to be open all hours. The sad thing is all these changes are being made by 'pen pushers' who haven't a clue what a day is busy surgery really is like. I bet most of them have private care anyway! Leave GP's alone, they are the NHS, they are anything but stupid, they know our needs better than anyone sitting in an office, a person that has never even met me. Why all the GP bashing anyway, if they all resigned there would be no NHS!

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15 Nov 2013

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