Nov 21 2018
I am ill as you like at the moment and the only thing worse than being ill as you like is being ill as you like with no one to look after you while at the same time having three dogs to take care of – not to mention still having to sit here in front of the computer trying to come up with an article in order to encourage you to donate so as the site does not go the same way as Aangirfan and others that I could mention.
So forgive me if I am not my usual ray of sunshine.
Nevertheless, with me being ill as you like I have been reminded first hand of just how far standards have fallen in this Cuntry.
You see I am currently suffering from Chronic Fatigue and a chest infection. And if that wasn’t bad enough the arthritis in my shoulder is playing up like a proper cunt at the moment… Which in turn is playing havoc with my Chronic Fatigue since I cannot sleep for more than an hour without waking up in pain.
Therefore, come Monday morning I booked myself a doctors appointment which is an ordeal in itself since you can’t usually get one until you are better.
The following is from the Southend Echo:
The 2018 NHS Patient Survey shows nearly a third of patients in the Basildon and Brentwood area had to wait a week or more to see their GPs – double that of five years ago.
One in six patients in Castle Point and Rochford faced similar delays, up from 10 per cent five years ago to 18 per cent
In Southend one in five patients struggled to see their GPs in under a week – an increase from 12 to 21 per cent. Source
However, my coughing & spluttering must have done the trick because I managed to get an appointment that very afternoon.
Better still, I only had to wait ten minutes past my allotted appointment time, before being summoned into the doctors office… So far, so good then – or so you would think.
You see, from that point on it all went tits up because what follows – and I kid you not – is what happened.
Doctor: Come in Mr Spiiivy, Sit down, what seems to be the trouble?
Me: Well, it is a bit hard to know where to start but…
Doctor (interrupting): I can only give you ten minutes.
Me: Excuse me?
Doctor: Patients only have a ten minute consultation.
Me: Oh, okay. Well firstly I am that tired all the time that I am having trouble functioning. I feel okay when I wake up but after half hour to an hour I come over all tired again and can’t get my thoughts together. I then have to g…
Doctor (interrupting): How long has this been going on?
Me: Well if you look at my records you will see that I have suffered from Chronic Fatigue for the past 3 or 4 years. On top of that as soon as I step outdoors into the cold air my chest tightens up and I start coughing that hard I go dizzy. Also the arthritis in my shoulder is really playing up. In fact I ca…
Doctor (interrupting): We only have ten minutes so one thing at a time. How long have you had this cough?
*Fuck the Chronic Fatigue then
Me: About two weeks.
Doctor: Lift up your shirt so as I can listen to your chest (applies stethoscope to my back) … That doesn’t sound good. I am sending you for an x-ray. I am also going to order some blood tests.
Me: Sorry, I am a bit deaf. Did you say ‘that doesn’t sound good’?
Doctor: Yes I did. Your chest is very congested. Are you allergic to Penicillin?
Me: Yes I am.
She then wrote me a prescription for some antibiotics and printed out the forms for the x-ray & blood tests and told me to attend Southend Hospital for the x-ray “tomorrow morning” (Tuesday 20th).
Me: And what about my shoulder, it really is causing me a lot of pain.
Doctor: One thing at once. Take some aspirin. I only have ten minutes with each patient. Do you need a sick note?
Me: Yes (I didn’t but I thought that I best take one in case I have lung cancer or something). So do I have to make another appointment for my shoulder?
Doctor: Yes. I only have 10 minutes with each patient…
And that was it!
Now I do not go to the doctors very often and the last time I did I ended up in hospital for five days. Therefore, when I do go I expect to be treated with respect and have ALL of my ailments treated as serious.
Yet this fucking useless quack cannot even spell properly.
You see, I thought that I was suffering from a chest INFECTION and Chronic FATIGUE yet according to the useless cunt who saw me I am suffering from a “Chest INFECDTION” and “Chronic FATQUE”… I googled both and can’t find either.
And despite her sending me for an x-ray and 5 sets of blood test which I notice one was for Hepatitis because I have “tattoos”, (which she never asked about and had she done so I would have told her that I haven’t had a tattoo done in well over 10 years), according to that sick note the useless cunt does not need to see me again… So fuck my arthritis and the results presumably.
Mind you, I shouldn’t be surprised because my doctors practice – like most I would imagine – is run by criminals. the following was published in the Southend Echo on the 10th of August 2018:
A DOCTOR has been suspended for falsely diagnosing patients with depression, obesity and kidney disease.
Dr Inigo Blasco was working at Rochford Medical Practice when he inappropriately amended records belonging to hundreds of patients.
The Medical Practitioners Tribunal found Dr Blasco had, without examining patients, changed medical records to show patients were suffering from chronic conditions including asthma.
The tribunal heard this had been done because the surgery could earn income through its management of chronic conditions.
The issue only came to light after a patient made a formal complaint.
The patient had issues with life insurance as medical records falsely recorded them as suffering from depression and on anti-depressants.
The incident sparked an audit of the surgery’s patient records where more bulk recording was discovered.
It revealed Dr Blasco had made bulk entries on 14 separate dates where six were deemed to be inappropriate.
He had diagnosed 180 patients with chronic kidney disease, 210 patients with obesity and 211 patients with depression.
A further 78 patient records showed asthma reviews had taken place without the patient having attended an appointment at the practice.
The tribunal found Dr Blasco’s actions constituted serious misconduct and acknowledged that he had accepted fault and would not repeat them.
PHOTO: My doctors practice
Mind you, I am not sure whether or not the Quack-Practice is still in special measures. It certainly was last year:
A TROUBLED GP surgery has been slammed for failing to improve more than a year after being placed into special measures
Rochford Medical Practice, in Back Lane, Rochford, was placed on notice by the Care Quality Commission in July, 2016.
It will remain in special measures for the next six months after inspectors again found serious problems with patient safety, care and leadership at the practice, after an inspection in January. The practice caters for about 8,900 patients.
Inspectors said: “Since the last inspection, the two GPs registered as partners with the Care Quality Commission were still in a legal and personal dispute.
“They were still not communicating with each other nor taking joint responsibility for the day-to-day running of the practice.
“Therefore, the practice had no clear leadership structure and insufficient improvement had been achieved.”
Major concerns included no premises health and safety risk assessment; no system to manage patient safety and medicine alerts; a lack of monitoring of patients prescribed high-risk medicines; clinical capacity being insufficient in the absence of the lead GP; inaccurate coding of patients’ health conditions; lack of staff training in basic life support and safeguarding procedures in relation to children not attending healthcare appointments.
However, the report did say members knew how to raise concerns and report safety incidents. These were shared with staff members during practice meetings.
It added: “When things went wrong, patients received reasonable support, truthful information, and a written apology if appropriate.”
Inspectors found the surgery is inadequate overall and inadequate in the key categories of being safe, effective and well-led. Nobody from the practice was available to comment.
Karen Paul, practice manager, said: “Since the report we have been working very, very hard to put in place the systems and processes that are required.
“We have made a significant amount of progress from the time that the inspection was made.”
I strongly suspect that most doctors practices in this cuntry operate at the same level of shite.
Nevertheless, come Tuesday morning (yesterday), I drove myself to Southend Hospital for my x-ray only to find at least 20-30 cars queuing for each of the three hospital car parks. And after sitting in one of the three queues for 10 minutes without moving so much as a car length, I thought “fuck this” and went to see if I could find a space in one of the nearby roads.
Course, all of the immediate roads are “permit parking only” so I knew that I would have a bit of a hike, but it appears that every other cunt had come up with the same idea, as I had to park nearly a mile away. Worse still, it was bitterly cold and pissing down with rain so the 15 minute hike did wonders for my “chest infecdtion” but alleviated the symptoms of my “Chronic Fatque“.
Nevertheless, I managed to dry out in the hour that I spent waiting for my radiating… Only to get soaking wet again on the return leg.
Indeed, it really is to be hoped that the NHS is NOT the envy of the world because if it is then we really are fucked.
Therefore, my advice to you is to either don’t get sick or if you really must then just die quietly. Furthermore, the site fees are due on the 8th of December and if you don’t donate you won’t have me around to offer such good advice… If I live that long after yesterday.