A moan, a kind word, a rant, anything and everything about the British public, good and bad, who use the NHS from a grumpy old male nurse. And a word or two about some of the morons who seem to inhabit my world.
Had a patient today sent in by GP with sore ankle, wanted it x-rayed. Patient fully weight bearing and GP had not bothered to examine ankle but sent straight to A&E. Has the GP never heard of the Ottawa rules or IRMER regulations. Patient sent home with anlgesia ice and exercises and NO x-ray.
I am a middle aged Nurse Practitioner who has worked in the NHS for over a quarter of a century. If you think you recognise anyone in the posts - you dont, no, really, you dont. All names have been changed to protect the guilty as God is expected to take care of the innocent as a matter of course. I have no wish to be sacked for breaking patient confidentiality. Any opinions expressed here are completely my own and bear no resemblance to NHS policy or procedures and in some cases they will bear no resemblance to sanity.