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Mass diagnosing frailty does not meet contract requirements, GPs warned


OBVIOUSLY frailty is important. As is hypertension, obesity, kidney disease, dementia, meningitis, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, polycystic ovarian syndrome, obsessive compulsive disorder, fungal nail infections, osteoarthritis, reflux in the neonate, pre menstual syndrome, alcoholism , drug abuse and prostrate name but a small fraction of all the important problems that afflict human kind and fall under the umbrella of general practice to some degree or other. What I have a problem with are single issue specialists suggesting we pay more attention to their small slice of human illness at the expense of everything else. This does not mean frailty is not important ...just that I don't agree we shoI'll be being paid to diagnose 'the latest thing' at the expense of everything else we do.

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17 Sep 2017

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