Inside Health – the Self Care campaigns

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are the references I used for tonight’s Radio 4 Inside Health http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b019dl1b

http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/im-worried-about-my-dandruff-and-other-gripes-gps-are-sick-of-hearing-7936430.html

 

http://www.pagb.co.uk/publications/pdfs/Minorailmentsresearch09.pdf

 

http://www.selfcareforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/chhosewellsummercampaignpressrelease.pdf

 

http://www.selfcareforum.org/

 

http://www.pagb.co.uk/media/responses.html

 

http://www.selfcareforum.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/chhosewellsummercampaignpressrelease.pdf

 

This is the very biased survey.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=7MOnHTVGuEuNN2dkaCK%2fzQ%3d%3d

 

http://www.southofengland.nhs.uk/2012/07/12/51-million-unnecessary-gp-visits-nhs-investigate-why/

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/healthnews/9392184/Millions-see-GP-for-stuffy-noses-and-dandruff-in-waste-of-appointments-survey.html

3 Responses to “Inside Health – the Self Care campaigns”

  1. Carerplus July 24, 2012 at 6:18 pm #

    An important point is spoiled by exaggeration. It would appear that some senior managers believe that 100% of patients who consult GPs with coughs, diarrhoea, psoriasis etc are wasting doctors’ time with trivial complaints that could invariably be dealt with by pharmacists or through self-care. But of course some of these are not quite so minor, and patients may in fact have been advised by pharmacists or other professionals to go to their GP.

  2. Carerplus July 24, 2012 at 6:21 pm #

    I should add that my comment does not refer to the Radio 4 programme but rather the information from the NHS, where those in charge of policy sometimes seem to veer between alarmism and dangerous complacency.

  3. Simon August 23, 2012 at 1:04 pm #

    @ Carerplus – do you have anything to back this up??? You wrote “It would appear that some senior managers believe that 100% of patients who consult GPs with coughs, diarrhoea, psoriasis etc are wasting doctors’ time with trivial complaints that could invariably be dealt with by pharmacists or through self-care”

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