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GPs should check annually whether vulnerable patients are living in cold homes, says NICE


Yes: politically correct But: this is always for opportunistic NOT carpet screening ( in fact , many of us will have checked this question when we are visiting our patients with chronic diseases e.g. COPD , Asthma). Have this information on the record for every single 'vulnerable' patient will further exhaust our time and resources(by the way, this is the workload we talked about outside number of appointments in case you have read the article about the Nuffield report). Finally:this is perhaps paving the road for the council to take over the ultimately combined health and social care budget but for GPs to become 'extra' social workers ?? Then I would rather have social workers appointed to work for each practice to deal with these issues.

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05 Mar 2015

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