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What the hell is the NHS paying them for?Re GPs. In the 18 months since COVID, I have tried and failed several times to arrange a review with my GP. I’m type 2 diabetic on meds plus take quite powerful antidepressants. No blood tests, just one cursory check of my feet by a practice nurse. Fat chance of blood tests now - local health authority has run out of test tubes and is reserving stock for urgent tests.
now managed to book a meds review with the pharmacist, who obviously can see what Im taking but doesn’t know me (GP has helped me through depression for years). So I don’t know how successful it will be.
This morning I went for my flu jab. The GP did it. Absolutely ridiculous. If there hadn’t been a (socially distanced and masked) queue, I would have started up my review !
I agree its becoming a nightmare now. The finest GP in our surgery has decided he wants to work with the computer side of things rather than being a GP. Something is seriously wrong.What the hell is the NHS paying them for?
GPs have become the invisible service, and patients have been paying for it with their lives... who knows how many more will also have shorter lives because too many GPs have been missing in action since the start of the pandemic.
I know the health service is facing tough choices, but in my view they need to stop hiding behind the C-19 excuses. We all have to learn to live with it… that’s become painfully clear. Neglecting patients until they require critical care is a dreadful waste of a life, and a gross waste of money.
SRory for getting on my soapbox, but I speak to a number of loved ones who are frustrated with their doctor (GP) at present.
Care work is grossly underpaid and jolly hard work. People would rather work in retail where the wages and perks are better. Not going to get any better!I emailed the Fat Controller, aka Mr Johnson, last week asking him if he could give me a date when the NHS had been on its feet because all we ever hear is that it's in crisis, on the edge, short of staff etc. I'm still waiting for his reply. A cold winter has the health service in panic mode & even a hot spell causes issues. It's never had enough staff because British people don't like doing many care or manual jobs which is why so many were persuaded to leave the Caribbean in the 50s & 60s to work in the NHS as well as the postal service & transport systems. In almost two decades working in secondary education I met very few girls, & no boys, who wanted to follow a career in caring; girls have been told for years they can do the same jobs as the boys & that's what they're doing.