“GPs under pressure”

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The BMA is the professional body that represents  the 40,000 GPs in the UK.    However it is increasingly acting like a militant trade union.

Their latest proposition to their members is a handbook of advice with a list of 17 services that GPs should not do.   These are services like:- wound care management, nursing leg ulcers, following up hospital discharges, minor injury surgery services, etc.   All services that are critical to enabling older people to remain living in the community and to return home again after a stay in hospital.   They claim they are ‘inappropriate’ and should be done by someone else.

What this is really about is the growing pressure on the NHS from the rapidly increasing number of older people.    The failure of any recent Government to face up to this, just leads to endless cost shunting around the NHS, between hospitals, GPs…

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