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Getting hospital work by the back door


This systemic dumping of risk is the most intolerable aspect of GP work. If the NHS was really interested in safety it would realise that patients are discharged quickly and in a chaotic manner due to rapid patient turnover and understaffing. It would conclude that there should be automatic follow up of all hospital patients, as a minimum in a funded virtual clinic where a senior doctor reviews the notes, hospital investigations, need for any follow up and ensures the patient and GP are aware of the plan. Obviously this won't happen, as the NHS is perfectly designed to produce the cheapest, but not most efficient, tolerable healthcare system to voters. The consequent risk generated by this system is mitigated by a full blame, triple lock GMC, civil court, criminal court system to ensure doctors keep working furiously, plugging the gaps in the rotten threadbare fungus infested Swiss Cheese that the NHS has become.

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28 Feb 2018

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