The first 2 minutes of any Party determined 10 minute appointment are now usually spent listening to the NHS non-paying punter complaining about how long it took them (to struggle) to get a totally free at the point of abuse NHS appointment with a GP something that anywhere else in the world they would have to pay for.
How the public in the UK suffer under this system is remarkable as they never complain to their elected “members” of Parliament who provide it and who often only spend a mere couple of hours a month listening to them complaining in contrast to those who work full time (listening to their complaints about the system that they cannot change).
5 such punters waste a whole GP appointment and a whole day’s worth of appointments could be as many as 10 appointments wasted by the non-paying NHS whingers before they start on any alleged illnesses always in the plural but rarely if ever in reality. They just whinge and go on and on and on.
A recent dinner party at your average UK GP’s baronial mansion led a senior relative to pass comment, when the port was passed around for the 97th time after their junior relative, a mere GP, had finished their working day on the golf course about the appalling state of general practice today.
Their comment was that at ones last attendance at ones General Practitioner had resulted in a disturbing comment from ones GP that distressed our relative and left them thinking that they were abusing the service.
They briefly needed the administration of smelling salts stat due to an acute attack of the vapours but fortunately declined the offer of an urgent NHS 111 consult and subsequent blue light ambulance and trip to A&E for a slight emotional upset.
And what was this incredibly hurtful comment from their GP?
The comment from their GP was:
“Thank you for being the only person that came to see me today who said that they had just one problem and who actually had just one problem”.
And we bet no GP anywhere in the UK thinks they have finished their consultation before the non-paying punter says, with an idiot grin on their face, for they know they are on to a good thing called free healthcare says any of the following:
The other thing was . . .
I don’t come here very often . . .
I have saved them all up . . .
While I am here . . .
Can you see my relative while I am here?
Can I just order my relatives(s) repeat prescription(s) and . . .?
While I have gotcha mate can I just . . .
I know it is an emergency appointment for one item but can I just . . .
I just have a couple of things . . . (7 items later and still going . . .)
And all of the above is as if they were all just doing their GPs a favour (remember the non-paying NHS punter’s idiot grin)?
Can you imagine any other profession with the cashometer running feeling aggrieved by the above idiot grins seen by GPs on a punter by punter daily basis? If you are wondering why your GP appointments never run to time just look to the above “while I am here” wasters just (doing their GPs and fellow patients a favour?). How selfless.
Of course not.
Any other profession would be laughing all the way to the bank for with every other increasing demand for trivia the cashometer would be ticking on an hourly basis at your average accountants’, solicitors’, dentists’ or vets’ office but runs completely free with unlimited use in General Practice in the NHS’s using socialized medicine’s free at the point of abuse principle.
Funny how GPs in the UK are not laughing at the moment and certainly not to the bank for increased demand for trivia is not rewarded by politicians it is merely encouraged.
No wonder our relative felt so guilty for they had not wasted their NHS GP’s time and had been honest with their GP and could count. And what was even more telling was that they could remember the days of having to pay to see GPs and that you did not waste their time then for most people could not afford to do so then.
Such patients in United Kingdom general practice are as rare as is true illness in contrast to fabricated trivia or socialized inadequacy which is currently the raison d’etre of the health service and keeps the RCGP in existence and creates false prophets, sorry false professors of their leaders.
One of them was a once a weak man in general practice and has since said he is ashamed to be a GP in a system that he oversaw the creation of and is now the Witchfinder General of General Practice at the CQC. Who knows what great “academic” contribution the other will make? Perhaps they will rediscover the 4 elements and impart them to their students via “reflection” and the ePortfolio?
Praise be to the Party for ensuring that one of the most expensive resources that takes care of 90% of healthcare in the UK is available for less than 8% of the NHS budget and with completely unlimited access completely free at the point of abuse.
And nobody appreciates honesty for lying is the bedrock of all GP appointments and has been so since the inception of the NHS and abuse of the service continues to be completely free with a zero tolerance policy of any form of redress for doing so and it is reinforced by the donkeys that currently lead the decreasing number of lions.