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Open Surgery: What's your emergency?

An alternative take on the issues affecting GPs, by Fran

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  • Just tried to admit patient with resp rate of 40 (COPD Exacerbation) and really struggling with breathing - NEWS2 score strictly 3 - had to fight to get urgent ambulance - during which time sats started to drop - there has to be acknowledgement of clinical expertise over "computer says no!"

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  • 999 "What's your emergency?"
    Me "Ambulance please-patient has a PE"
    999 "What' the NEWS"
    Me "We have a Zombie Government and the country is up the creek"
    999 "Sorry doctor I can't send the ambulance without a NEWS score"
    Me "The score is 180"
    999 "Thanks-ambulance on its way. That sounds really high"

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