My dad’s dementia has gone off a ski jump under lockdown, he’s gone from a fit, active, social 85 year old, to incredibly forgetful, anxious and lacking in confidence. His Gp was already disinterested, and so I got him an apt with a Harley St specialist who did a phone conference with me and my dad, he was fantastic and wrote to his GP to ask with help getting some tests and drugs organised. The GP won’t see him, only talk to him by phone.
I want to know what risk assessments, equality impact assessments and what bits of PSED GPs are still obliged to adhere to, as I’m going to send a letter asking them to tell me precisely on what basis they have withdrawn care from all their patients (I’d imagine if you are learning disabled, mentally ill, or very old, or showing funny symptoms that only a GP would spot in person, rather than relying on the patient to self report verbally then accessing care by Zoom might be a bit tricky, lots must be missed by phone).
I’m in a rural market town, where cases are incredibly low, as are deaths, it seems a bit heavy handed that they’ve mothballed an entire 20 GP practice, and nobody can see a doctor?
That looks to me that they revoked almost everything relating to healthcare provision? My suspicion is this pronouncement by Hancock that care must be remote, isn't in fact law?The reason I say all that, is I think with some legally accurate, fact checked template letters we could start pushing back by asking to see risk assessments, PSED equality impact assessments etc and just force them to do their jobs. I've had success with this in another area relating something else to do with equality law, child safe guarding, risk assessments, and usually one letter is all it takes.