There are speeches and statements made on a daily basis, blaming G.P’s for the increase in Accident and Emergency attendances and none of it is true.
Things certainly could be better, down at the Doctors, but they aren’t going to sort out the queues at A and E.
You go to your GP and tell him/her you hurt your leg – what do they do? Send you to A and E to be on the safe side – you need an X-ray.
You faint with a head ache what do they do? Send you to A and E for a scan.
What else could they do, unless they just guessed?
Why is it only England that has had such an explosion in the numbers of people attending A and E?
Why not Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland?
If you don’t believe me take a look at my new blog, the articles you’ll find there include; ‘Timewasters’ and ‘All the problems are caused by old people’. These use statistics to discuss who really attends A and E and why. It’s not what you think.
There’s a new series called ‘Going, Going, Gone’ which is about the hidden, insidious privatisation that’s creeping up on us.
The problems of the new 111 service are exposed.
And when your government is lying to you…you’ll find it there.
It’s also where the really cool cats hang out.
(a don’t stop till you drop production)