WYE HEALTHCARE

Up to now I’ve made it a rule that I shouldn’t write about anything too personal on this blog. But rules are made to be broken and what I have written here (NHS – a hearing problem) concerns my interaction with the National Health Service so may be of interest to a wider audience.

I have actually been exchanging emails with the Chair of the Patient Participation Group (PPG) with a view to prompting discussion of possible improvements to healthcare here in Wye.

My thoughts were triggered not only by the national debate but also by my role interviewing for a video for Kersh Media about healthcare reforms in Kent.

I think this video is going to be discussed at a session of the PPG so if anyone has any comments, please let me know and I’ll make sure they are relayed to the relevant people.

About jasperbouverie

I am Jasper Bouverie. I have two blogs: jasperbouverie.com which is about promoting sustainability in the village of Wye in Kent (and beyond); and FunderFilms.com which I will fill with short films dedicated to promoting social and environmental awareness and change. Find me on Twitter: funderfilms and finelinej
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One Response to WYE HEALTHCARE

  1. R P-B says:

    It seems that all access to NHS special services have to be via your GP (with all the delay that that entails) Only A&E can be accessed direct, which perhaps accounts for the fact that A&E throughout the country is cripplingly overstretched. It seems that about 80% of all A&E patients are actually not strictly A&E’s but can generally be treated by a GP or the practice nurse, but for each of these, of course, you have to book an appointment & wait till one is available, so A&E is easier.

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