Thursday, April 27, 2006

Last Hewitt that makes the worm turn

It looks as if my GP colleagues in North Somerset are getting ready to rebel over the Government's ridiculous Choose and Book system, a vast and clunky bit of IT that requires doctors to go through the referral options for a patient at the point of referral. Options such as which hospital, waiting times, outcomes &c. Alll very well in theory, completely unworkable in practice, given our workload, and one that overlooks the fact that what we want is a decent local service, not the luxury of looking at the colour of the wallpaper in Aberdeen. It looks as if this is the last straw- or in this case, the last Hewitt.

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