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GPs to oversee all vulnerable patients under emergency admissions DES  


Who are the GPs providing all this access? Partners ? Will our salaried colleagues expected to do so too? Can we commission this to our very efficiently run OOH provider? How will the patient contact them / us, via 111 ? Whom am I expected to communicate with? We have our new 'Health Hub', who is supposed to take all our community referrals for almost anything. However, it does not always work, as they lack capacity. Also, there are too few community hospital beds, which are never available when needed urgently, i.e. OOH. All rather ill thought out and this will just push more GPs in their 50s to retire early and put young doctors off going into General Practice and rightly so ! Maybe, we all should go salaried, or maybe turn into locums, with the demise of the partner, the political class, media and our patients will then see, what it means, when we start working to rule, not doing any extra, unfunded work and stop going the extra mile and being innovative. Sadly, the foundation of UK General Practice, and therefore the NHS will be lost and there will be no way back.

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16 Nov 2013

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