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Thursday, 8 January 2015

NHS: Medical Competence and Skill — Question for Short Debate

The NHS is excellent for acute management of illness because clear guidelines are usually followed assiduously by all staff. Chronic complex conditions are problematic because clinicians seem to deal with only one symptom at a time. Specialisation means that patients with ME/CFS are rarely looked at holistically. I have heard of one doctor’s surgery with a notice on the door which reads, “One complaint at a time”. The trouble is that frequently it is the combination of symptoms which will point to a clear diagnosis.

NHS: Medical Competence and Skill — Question for Short Debate 7 Jan 2015: House of Lords debates - TheyWorkForYou

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