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'DH does not know how many GPs are needed', auditors conclude

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Oh Lord, where do I bang my head? The last thing we need is the DoH demanding constant reports of statistics about supply and demand, practice managers are at the edge of the cliff with demand by DoH, NHSE, CCGs for data to justify the bureaucrats jobs. We haven't got the time or the staff. Another stupid huge pointless data demand will be the last straw for some, so take this idea and shove it up where the sun doesn't shine. What alien from another galaxy came up with the idea that we should "manage patient demand by ’improv[ing] patient awareness of when to use GP services, or when to use alternatives like pharmacists or self-care". Every 6 months some bureaucrat trots this out and tries it, it has been tried and tried and tried so many times over so many decades, it doesn't work, it never has, it never will.

Posted date

27 Nov 2015

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11:07am

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