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GPs to oversee all vulnerable patients under emergency admissions DES  


maybe i am missing something: We already offer same day appointments ( in person) or via telephone if vetting requests for home visits to all not just the >75. We have an emergency phone number that does not switch off during lunch or until 6.30pm. A&E can already get this information by calling us on the phone and we fax over patient summaries, or we speak to the doctor if they ask us to! We dont have fixed patient lists but we all have patients that 'belong' to us and will always choose to see a specific Dr if they are working that day ( we are all part time) and run a buddy system for when people are away. Ar we not doing everything already or have I missed something out? Admission prevention would be far easier if we had timely out patient appointments or telephone access to consultants for advice, not the ST3.

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15 Nov 2013

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