Thursday, August 23, 2007

Moaning Doctors

Doctors back penalties for patients who miss their GP appointments, according to some survey or another. The BMA disputes the findings but similar stories appeared in 2002 and 2003. On each occasion, the survey has been commissioned by something called Developing Patient Partnerships (DPP), which describes itself as a health education charity.
DPP chairman, Dr David Wrigley said today: "In our view, striking patients off really is the last resort," said DPP Chairman Dr David Wrigley. "But what is clear from this is the level of frustration felt by GP practices."
Yeah, well.
This blog reckons a really interesting survey would poll the general public on their GP satisfaction levels and ask them if they supported punitive fines for GPs surgeries which kept them waiting more than ten minutes for an appointment.

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