Yesterday I had a check-up being 60 apparently I was due one, the nurse was concerned about an issue got me in to see the doctor (turned out not a problem ) but the doctor had it seems to get something off his chest as we were chatting.
We got onto the subject of funding and his workload. He said that all the amazing and extremely expensive equipment he has access too and diagnostics etc yet he cannot get funding for a simple machine to clean earwax, something he really needs, He explained his computer is 5 years old to replace it they have to look at funding that can take 5 years to come through , they are still using windows 7 .
The software is apparently enormously expensive yet it can when busy take 5 minutes to call up patient information because to him any way he thought the software they use is poor and very slow.
He pointed to the corner of the screen he had been working all day and I was the last patient he was seeing that day, it was 6 pm and he still had 190 letters and reports to go through and deal with before he could go home. All in all the funding they get seems to be for the big things but not the things they really need that they use every day and that funding is poorly allocated, He thought that the people supplying the funding and government really did not understand the needs and the job of the family GP.
Amazing what you can find out in a 15-minute appointment with the doctor if anyone has anything to add to this please put it on comments, email me at Admin@messenger1900.co.uk.