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My solution to secondary care workload dump


Consultants are not deliberately 'taking the p***' nor is 'being aggressive' an acceptable response from the practice. We need to recognise are all working under huge pressure, without enough time or resources, and sometimes all of us fail to consider the impact of our behaviour on others. Some of the posters here need to use some consideration and mutual respect in their dealings with secondary care. Just because there isn't a national campaign to 'stop the workload dump' on us, doesn't mean it isn't there. The mountain we have to deal with on a daily basis doesn't need adding to with this kind of aggressive response. The BMA should be ashamed of those standard letters. They are absolutely appalling and if I ever got one, I would bin it for the sake of my blood pressure. Thankfully, the vast, vast majority of your colleagues wouldn't dream of sending anything so rude and unhelpful.

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21 Nov 2016

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