Posted by: Witch Doctor | May 17, 2008

Polyclinics – Polyfilla – Putty

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UP TO SEVEN POLYCLINICS PLANNED FOR EACH PCT

“Major urban areas including Liverpool, Birmingham and London have all approved plans to base almost all GP services around polyclinics over the next three years.”

WRONG PRESCRIPTION FOR LOCAL HEALTH CARE

“As many as 70% of local pharmacies could face closure. With GP surgeries and chemists’ premises empty, local communities will lose two more vital resources. Surely this conflicts with the government’s healthy communities and sustainable communities targets? Where are the interests of the patients in all this?”

FAMILY DOCTORS SLAM RE-VAMP OF SURGERIES

“The members of the regional Local Medical Committees said the Government has blown billions on “ill considered schemes that may be popular ideas but are not cost effective in delivering genuine care”. According to the doctors initiatives such as Walk In Centres, NHS Direct, Urgent Care Teams, has cost a fortune but been a poor use of funds. Instead they think money could be better used. They said on average a GP consultation costs £21, while a single phone call to NHS Direct costs £27, a Walk In Centre consultation costs £33, and an A&E attendance £75.”

IS YOUR GP A CARDBOARD CUT-OUT?

“In case you’ve not been following the polyclinics plot, let me explain. Polyclinics are new, centralised, all-singing, all-dancing, all-hours health centres, and they’re the brainchild of surgeon and government adviser Lord Darzi. He has suggested that the development of these super-clinics should be based on evidence, need and consultation, which is fine. But this has been interpreted as, “every primary care trust must build one”, which is not.”

LMC CLAIMS NO CONSULTATION ON NEW POLYCLINIC

“Dr Simon Parkinson, secretary of Worcester LMC, said the consultation, planned to commence after the tender has been won, was ‘nonsense’.”

PATIENTS RECRUITED IN FIGHT TO SAVE THEIR SURGERIES

“Dr Laurence Buckman, the chairman of the BMA’s GPs committee, said: “Family doctors are deeply worried that GP surgeries will go the same way as local branches of banks, post offices and NHS dentists which have disappeared in many parts of the country.”

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