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'We are constantly firefighting'

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Many Doctors would love to do more OOH work but do not because 1. Indemnity High 2. Staffing deliberately kept low to maintain budgets or profitability 3. Lack of respect by the service itself which simply requires a medical scapegoat For every other component.. walk ins, paramedics, patients calling but refusing care, transportation to hospital 4. Doctors treated as expendable 5. For those OOH linked to A&E: Triage is often grossly inappropriate and simply a means a diversion of workload which still needs A&E investigation..or as an underhanded route to divert to admitting teams without working up a case 6. Poor staffing levels meaning on one site you may get the workload from several other sites.. 7. or you may be singlehanded. Facing a long list of patients to call The service will require patients to be called in a time order When Doctors could easily triage further and prioritise children and those with more urgent presentations Lions led by Donkeys Lions fed up and tired

Posted date

05 Feb 2017

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9:02am

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