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Cheer of home visits has become a chore

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I enjoy visiting those that are truly in need of help and has no other means of getting that help other then a visit. It's a privilege to have all the trust in the world place upon me (patient has no other choice, can't exactly ask for second opinion home visit!). Unfortunately the definition of "truly in need" seems to have been diluted down, both by patients and the regulators. Now, we do visits when we know patients can come to the surgery if their extremely concerned "mom need immediate visit" daughter could be assed to take 1/2 a day off work to bring her here. As such home visits are no longer privilege or enjoyable. It is now an irritation which takes away service from those that are willing to make the effort.

Posted date

15 Feb 2018

Posted time

1:00pm

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