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My solution to secondary care workload dump


Unfortunately it's the attitude of some doctors within both primary and secondary care that make things worse for everyone. But unclear boundaries help no one. And the time constraints and pressures we are under is leading to a system of just wanting to bounce people as soon as possible rather than look for a reason to help. And could you imagine a system where a GP might have good enough relations with their secondary care colleagues they could phone and say " re patient X I think you know would you be worried by these results" or a consultant could phone a GP and say "we want to get Mrs Y out of hospital soon but she will probably need follow up in 2-3 days can you squeeze her in?" Some of my trainers claim it used to exist.....

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21 Nov 2016

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