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CCGs contest being charged for Babylon GP at Hand patients

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All patients have a “need” and are entitled to good basic care- Many deprived areas have huge social problems that are the drivers for many of the medical issues that result- as the Black report showed- increasing medical input Isnt the answer! What about the healthy individual with a first severe debilitating episode of depression - blights their lives- and takes a lot of GP time....management, support, review- liaison with work, DDA etc Adolescent mental health.....postnatal depression, Multiple sclerosis, ovarian Cancer in a young patient with Lynch syndrome - pulmonary embolus, congenital cardiac problems in a sporty young man- (lost his uni scholarship). Epilepsy , endometriosis, acute psychosis, premature ovarian failure.....lymphoma, ankylosing spondylitis, Angelmans syndrome in a 3 y old, renal failure in a neonate, ectopic pregnancy, drug and alcohol ( occurs everywhere not just in areas of deprivation-) None of the above are related to deprivation- but none “ count” under QOF....saw all the above and so much more last week..... make my complex multimorbidity 80+ year olds look positively easy. Why should their care not be funded? East end GPs are v vocal about their deprivation workload - it’s a devicive approach- we’re all snowed under and overworked... 14-16 hours days are the new “norm “! Unrecognised work load is everywhere - stupid simplistic funding formulas like Carr Hill aren’t the answer!

Posted date

10 Dec 2018

Posted time

8:26pm

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