In the UK it is increasingly more difficult to get to see your NHS doctor. This is despite the fact that they are better paid than ever, work shorter hours than ever, and enjoy better pensions that most could ever dream about. So now they are upset…
The Health Service cannot be treated like an open all hours Tesco store, doctors warned yesterday.
They claimed plans for seven-day services were wasteful and could even threaten patient safety.
Outpatient clinics and routine operations on Saturdays and Sundays would lead to similar services being cancelled in the week, according to the British Medical Association. It says the strategy is wholly unrealistic because it will intensify demand without providing any extra cash to meet it.
These GP’s get it completely wrong. The Health Service SHOULD be run like Tesco. It should be open 24/7 365 days a year. It SHOULD be solely focused on providing what customers i.e. Patients want. It SHOULD accept that opening for four and a half days a week is scandalous. It SHOULD never cease to work harder for patients. These whinging GP’s are overpaid, underworked and we need to see this situation change. The problem with our GP system is that it revolves around the needs of doctors – not patients.
On a recent visit to my own GP there was a huge sign up advising patients to stay away or if they MUST get medical opinion go and visit a Pharmacist. Incredible stuff from a failing socialised healthcare system.