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How GPs are being buried under secondary care work


here's a good one ! patient goes into local hospital for gynae procedure, and has anaphylactic reaction to (unspecified) drug given during anaesthetic induction. procedure abandoned, patient resuscitated, kept in 24hrs, then sent home (without procedure). letter arrives a few days later from anaesthetic department saying what has happened and asking gp to refer to clinical immunologist (only local one is 60 miles away, outside area). when we phoned up to tell him "do it yourself" anaesthetist has left the hospital a few days earlier and gone to work abroad !!! not made up !

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30 Oct 2019

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