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the hospital should give the patient a med3 to cover "expected time off work", not just to cover their time in hospital. all hospital have been told this, several times. explain to the patient they have been misinformed by the hospital/consultant/ward/sho/hospital porter/whoever looked after them. send them back to the ward, with a snotogram from you reminding those responsible of their responsibility. explain, carefully, to the patient that you CANNOT give them a med3, because the hospital haven't told YOU the details of what THEY have done. when those at the other end phone the surgery to have it out with you, explain to receptionist (beforehand) that you cannot talk to them - you are too busy. i had one stroppy hospital doctor who simply wouldn't cooperate - until i asked for his gmc number and threatened him with the gmc, when he rolled over. all rather unpleasant and unnecessary - rather like a lot of the donkey work that is dumped on us !

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12 Oct 2019

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