Unusual, but I was rendered pretty nearly speechless this week when a blog appeared on the BMA Northern Ireland Community page.
They lead with an outcome which is vital for patients.
They present the context, tougher in NI than other parts of the UK because of fewer GPs per patient.
They talk about method, rather than lengthy, complicated and evidence-free jiggling with structure as we saw from NHS England last week.
They end with an outcome which is vital for GPs, easing workload.
Struggling back onto my perch, I have nothing to add but will quote this unknown Irish patient, a female of 47 with a sore nose. It’s typical of much feedback we receive, showing that when we stop thinking of patients as the hordes to be diverted at all costs, we find they actually want to help ease the workload:
“Great service. I have had a call back from the GP almost immediately and saved my own time and taking up an appointment slot.”
The link again: BMA Northern Ireland GPs show us how.
Happy weekend and slàinte.