If there is a shortage of pilots and planes, we wouldn’t be telling them to fly longer, fly often and squeeze in more passengers in the aisles and on top each other, would we? Now, apply this to
#TeamGP . It’s not safe, caring or effective to put patients through that.
“I booked a telephone appointment via my online GP account 4 days ago. I was called at the time I booked, I was dealt with promptly and sensitively. Thank you to The Green House Surgery in Redcar!” - Lisa, Redcar
In 2015, Jeremy Hunt pledged to increase the GP workforce by 5,000.
In 2019, Matt Hancock pledged to increase the GP workforce by 6,000.
Today, there are 1,904 fewer full-time GPs than 2015.
“Since the start of the pandemic I’ve had numerous health concerns. My GP has been beyond supportive and has ensured I’ve had an MRI, CT scan & 2xUSS with virtually no wait time. Thank you NHS GPs & all staff for what you do. “ - Amelia, Wiltshire
2 GPs + 1 on home triage this AM
86 telephone consultations
32 F2F consultations
148 scripts (pharmacist pm)
?no of bloods
Didn’t get letters opened today
1st pt in at 8:45, last left 5:58
We (somehow) go again tomorrow
I tell you something- if I had to choose who to trust between my GP and the current cabinet membership… my GP every time
Don’t let them turn you against our GPs / primary care teams - it’s a smoke screen
#TeamGP https://www.theguardian.com/society/2021/oct/14/stop-demonising-englands-family-doctors-we-are-on-our-knees …
Professionally, a lot of my time is supporting GPs 1-1. Every single conversation they demonstrate compassion, passion and intelligence for their local population. As a patient, I have been able to access my GP practice when required. My wholehearted respect to them.