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GPC calls for Professor Steve Field's resignation 'forthwith'


I quite liked the PN's comments. I think she was right. By the time I left GP, in the area where I worked, there were no "bad" doctors. I mean by that clinically incompetent or financially dishonest ones; everyone can have a bad day when the empathy well run dry. However, back 15 years and it was not always so. I had a patient who was a PN at a single-handed GP surgery. She told me (and I had no reason to doubt her) that she had to do the Saturday emergency surgery. (She was not a NP- they didn't exist then.) The GP left her a book of signed scripts; she would see the patient, ring GP with the story and he/she told her what to prescribe. By the time I heard this, the GP concerned had retired. This is the sort of shite care that went on in some places. Very few I would hope, and hopefully none now, though from what one hears it occasionally is happening.

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17 Dec 2015

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