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GPs defending patient complaints to be asked which guidelines they followed


oooh does HMG realize what would happen if GPs decided to work to these 'guidelines' for every problem presented? that would take at least 30mins plus for an average appointment. How about we say 'yes that's fine but now I can only see 15 patients MAXIMUM a day and then we're full and you'll have to go elsewhere. This is another example of pen-pushers and politicos having absolutely NO EFFING IDEA how efficient and safe the vast qty of GP appointments are and how we hold OURSELVES to high standards and try to do the best we can with what we have. Give me an hour with each patient and no reams of paper work and I'll follow every guideline you want but the outcomes and safety won't be any better for the population they'll be a damned sight worse as the laws of un-intended consequences quickly kick in. Where is the safety data for any 'guideline ' anyway. nobody seems to question that and as far as I am concerned a lot of guidelines are not evidence based but 'consensus' based which basically means folk who don't actually do the job sat around a table deciding what the folk that do should do...ahhghghhhhhh. I should be judged by the standards of my peers ie OTHER GPs who do the job NOT a bunch of various folk who are usually secondary care or industry folk sat around a table so until we get 'guidelines' produced by jobbing GPs whatever standard guidelines the ombudsman wants will be irrelevant oooh and by the way us coal face GPs usually haven't got the time to sit around tables coming up with guidelines as we are actually at the effing coal face trying to keep the NHS Titanic from sinking...there I've said it

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31 Aug 2018

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