Transsexual GP faces 'sceptical profession'
Like Dr Rama Rao (Letters,
8 October), we too have had problems with district nurses.
They are no longer allowed to carry any dressings or medication or do peak flow measuring (they are 'not trained' apparently).
Last week a district nurse was 'too busy' to visit a patient in retention. A patient convalescing following a hip operation was 'well enough to come to the surgery'.
To give them their due, they are only C, D, E and F grades. Their workload has doubled, those on sick leave are not covered by locums and leavers are not replaced.
We used to have a good,
co-operative relationship with the district nurses. Now they are hard to access, reluctant to take on work and, at times, unreliable, leaving patients untended without our knowledge. A bureaucracy similar to that which rules GPs' lives is interfering with their autonomy and they are struggling.