One of the team recounted a conversation they had had with a relative who lives way up North in some of the now darker reaches of Northernshire. As any GP knows whenever you talk to a family member or friend they immediately think that you want to hear about their latest brush with illness or the NHS. This conversation was no different and it went something like this:
"I went to the doctor who was really good. They were English. They started by talking to me and asking questions about my illness. When they had finished they examined me and then told me what they thought was wrong before giving me some treatment. Not like the other (local) GPs."
An interesting observation which got us thinking how else does one do general practice? Clearly our relative had noticed a difference in their part of Northernshire large enough to comment on it.
Perhaps this is why 2 previous Prime Ministers hate GPs so much for they have never done it the English way before?
Praise be to the Party for giving us a National Health Service of 4 nation’s health services. Is there any St Patrick out there that can explain the current 4 leaved sham(rock) that is the NHS to us simple believers? Will it be any simpler (better) after the “reforms"?
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Northern Doc was once a blog originally written by a group of GPs in Northernshire and expressed their experiences and frustrations of working in today's NHS. The pieces were compiled at social meetings after work and published anonymously in a once free society. Following the Government's Medical Council clamp down on freedom of thought, speech and expression by doctors and our belief that the views of a few doctors DO NOT represent the views of the profession as a whole their views will now be written by and published by a journalist who has previously contributed to the blog by virtue of social ties. Any inference that the word Doc means a doctor is now purely coincidental. This is as of the 22 April 2013.