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GPs will need certification to carry out spirometry by 2021


This is long overdue and I am writing to the Minister to urge that all GPs should also have special training in taking a pulse and signing a Med 3. I have devised a training course lasting 3 full days each with mandatory reassessment every 3 months. The assessors will be paid £ 3oo per hour and the GP will pay only £200 for each certificate. Failure to mail a copy to every patient on the list will incur a fine. We must keep up our standards especially as there are so few of us still working. I will volunteer as an assessor full time and thus another GP will be lost to actually seeing patients as opposed to carrying out all these bloody silly checks!

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23 Sep 2016

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