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Is the workload dump from secondary care subsiding?

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Lady Double-Barrelled is suggesting taking a photo of the paper, or presumably computer notes, to take to the GP and Jaimie you're impressed? Dear me. It's a "Make Do and Mend" philosophy no more. It should not be necessary. 40 years ago the system got the letter to the GP in 3-4 days. Here we are with the admindroids having cut support services to the bone whilst themselves proliferating, nay metastasising. And we can't get letters to the GP in almost any time? I have had a couple of recent experiences as a patient in OPD. I watched as the doctor transferred my verbal history to a digital form. They then entered the examination, bloods, and treatment, again in the same manner. So we have a digital record. That record can be accessible by any number of means or even sent SMS, email, or snail mail. It is not difficult. It requires a bit of thought. Perhaps the OPD session should not be paid by the CCG if the communication is not immediate? That should be an incentive. Or should, when I next go to the OPD, take my Polaroid?

Posted date

09 Oct 2019

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5:33pm

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