DIY death certification

Started by klondike, August 29, 2022, 09:10:03 AM

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klondike

I found this to be pretty awful.

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2022/08/28/widow-forced-verify-husbands-death-video-call-gp-would-not-visit/

Widow forced to verify husband's death on video call because GP would not visit
Woman was told doctors 'don't come out any more' and asked to hold phone camera to the deceased's body

Doubtless all too busy giving the dinghy boys checkups. Next money saving tip is leaflet on DIY amputation for those with severe frostbite from unheated homes this winter.



Raven

That's totally unacceptable. :wtf: I hope this is not to become the norm for all GPs. :downvote:

Michael Rolls

totally and utterly unacceptable
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Alex

That's dreadful, poor woman. 
Now we're no longer receiving medical care, perhaps the Government could look at ways of returning some of the 50 + years of contributions we've all paid ?

Michael Rolls

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klondike

As an off topic aside that shows how quirky our language is. 

Fat chance is equivalent to zero chance and try as I might at can't think of any other phrase where fat really means zero. I suppose fat head comes closeish.

Michael Rolls

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Scrumpy


It is all very sad.. Our doctors are not as they were.. and I don't respect them as I did..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..

Sheila

I remember over 50 years ago, when I had a new baby, the family GP popped in on his way home to check that we were ok.  I can't see anything like that happening now.

I was at the dentist last year and he said that the GPs should not be getting paid as they were not seeing patients.

Diasi

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Just when I think there can be nothing more appalling than I've already read, up pops this to prove me wrong.

She must have a great camera that's so sophisticated that it can tell the difference between death & a deep coma.

When my wife died her death was certified by Marie Curie nurses & there were quite a few physical tests they had to do.

As it was only a few minutes before New Year's Day it took them about an hour to arrive but I was quite pleased as I spent it sat with my wife.

August 29, 2022, 02:43:21 PM
Quote from: Scrumpy on August 29, 2022, 01:11:36 PMIt is all very sad.. Our doctors are not as they were.. and I don't respect them as I did..
Correct, many of them aren't ethnic Brits.

I see that the neither the widow nor GP have been named nor the area identified, which, to me, is a clue.

Make every day count, each day is precious.
"Death leaves a heartache no one can heal, love leaves a memory no one can steal".  (Cassandra)

Ashy

London GPs haven't made house calls for years and years now. They make it quite clear that the NHS would be far more efficient without the patients. We still have to pay for the NHS the same as better places.

klondike

I don't think mine ever go into the surgery either. I haven't seen an actual GP for several years just nurses for blood tests or use the Livi app (video with random GP) if you are actually ill and need some treatment.

They may as well sack the bloody lot of them and outsource it all as video calls to India. Same as most ISP support.
Please to be going to sleep and waking to see if that fixes it.

Ashy

I'll revise my earlier post to
"They make it quite clear that the NHS would be far more efficient without the patients or doctors".

klondike

Perhaps they've started by removing the doctors and are hoping the patient problem will solve itself?

Scrumpy

I don't even know who my doctor is.. I have seen a nurse for blood test.. I have to see another for a 'Review ' ..
I am so, so bloody thankful that I am not suffering with an illness.. Because the word 'Suffering' could not be truer..
Don't ask me.. I know nuffink..