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GPs to oversee all vulnerable patients under emergency admissions DES  


these people have no idea of what is happening in a GP surgery on daily bases. we already offer same day telephone or face to face appointments, it is called "duty doctor". we do try to keep patients away from hospital by providing delay scripts of antibiotic for example. how on earth can a GP prevent hospital admission if necessary, how would I know if my patients is going to deteriorate over night or over the weekend. that's what is OOH for. what happen to patients who do not respond to treatment in the community? don't they then need an IV Abx or IV diuretics for example. some people present after an injury (children or sport injury) and when send them for same day XR to A&E they end up having a broken bone, how can I stop them from having injuries. I never ever in my hospital rotation as an SHO have any problem of getting any information from GP about their patients, you just need to pick the right time to speak to a GP. and you can ask secretaries to fax medication list. no wonder GPs are retiring and there is a shortage of GPs in the UK.

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15 Nov 2013

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