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GPs told to call ambulance service only when 'clinically necessary'


GPs are definitely NOT the problem here! Since our local GP OOH service was switched from a GP-led service to a call centre "pathways" based 111 service, the number of "ambulance dispositions" has rocketed. The powers that be have the total arrogance to believe that medicine can be reduced to a simple algorithm. Add in modern day litigation culture and rocketing indemnity fees and it surely comes as no surprise that ambulance services are struggling to cope. The service is being run by short sighted idiots and as per usual GPs on the ground seem to be an easy target for blame.

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07 Sep 2016

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