am I the only one being driven totally demented by swine flu????
I work in a busy general practice (we have 13000 patients registered) and so far this week I have taken over 100 phone calls from people who think they are going to die from swine flu, including one mother who told me that if her child dies, it will be my fault and she will sue me!!
I am fed up with the goverment telling people that GP's are preparing to immunise people.. are we?? thats the first we have heard. I am now reading the telegraph online each morning to find out what I am supposed to be doing!! I have no idea how we are going to immunise all the practice. 13000 patients recieving 2 vaccinations a month apart plus all the normal work load plus the normal flu vaccine... we have 3 practice nurses and me to do the imms.. the docs are too busy seeing patients to help.. or we could just refuse to do anything other than give imms for a few weeks..............! I would like some information from them up high... not have to read it in the papers!! how stupid do i look when the patients know more than me????
and.. has anyone tried phoning the swine flu info number.......its a recorded message, listing the symptoms and saying if you have 2 or more of the symptoms to contact your GP! we are also getting told off by the primary care trust because people are going to a&e with their symptoms... thats our fault apparently for not giving the right advise!! em.. the patients choose to to a&e, they dont come anywhere near us!!
and to top it all, I now have a sore throat, thumping headache, cough and cold and feel rotten.. hmm could be swine flu...
ok I am really fed up at the moment!!!!! am I the only one feeling fed up??