NHS Dr #CovidisAirborne #UnsafeSchools #EuropeanAlways🇪🇺 #RefugeesWelcome #CharacterMatters #FBPE #BeKind💞#99% #GTTO
Sep 6 • 9 tweets • 2 min read
Can I put in a polite request for some basic Infection Prevention & Control in hospitals?
Patient w/ cough, SOB & fever (& partner w/ ‘cold’ symptoms) sat in a heaving waiting room for 5 hours, coughing…& MASKLESS!
Despite being triaged on entry, the patient (who was quite unwell) was not asked to put on a mask or requested to do a #COVID test until being seen in our area by my NP colleague.
It took < 30secs seeing the patient to suspect they had #COVID19 …& guess what 🤔 …they did!
Jun 9 • 9 tweets • 11 min read
Please read this👇🏼 Prime Minister,
@MatthiasMuell15 summarises brilliantly exactly how so many of us feel & why it is vital that you allow #BaronessHallett access to ALL the WhatsApp messages she has requested 🙏🏼.
We will never forget the fear that caring for patients with #COVID in DIY PPE engendered & knowing that govt decisions over PPE contracts denied 1000s of us adequate protection is particularly disturbing.
Have you really forgotten the weekly claps of 2020?
I can only assume that you are able to block out the avoidable harm & visceral pain felt by millions of ppl in the UK, since Mar 2020, which could have been lessened by us having a decent, honest, compassionate PM who wasn’t only interested in himself & furthering his career?
May 3 • 9 tweets • 9 min read
Well now, this is v worrying…
Part of the triage process for unwell kids presenting to secondary care includes a ‘#COVID section’.
That’s good obvs, but wait till you hear what the questions are.
When we look back at this time & reflect on the thousands of lives that didn’t need to be lost & the millions more that suffered bc of unnecessary bereavement/#LongCovid/#NHS neglect/the end of public health messaging ETC…& wonder how this happened in a civilised society…
May 17, 2022 • 15 tweets • 11 min read
1/14 I hesitated at voicing my opinion on this rather contentious issue…
But I feel that without individual testimonies, we will fail to understand why some GPs (myself included) feel mainstream primary care is no longer for them.
2- If 🇬🇧school kids had been offered vaccination like their international peers, the health, wellbeing & education of 1000s would’ve been better protected & countless lives could’ve been saved!
British exceptionalism has caused so much avoidable harm & suffering!
2/You know the pain of losing a loved one to #COVID19, but are willing to subject millions of others to that pain to save @BorisJohnson, a man devoid of a moral compass or a shred of integrity & humanity!
Is it the number of patients in intensive care units?
We all welcome the news that #Omicron appears to be causing less severe disease but hospital admissions for #COVID19 are clearly rising & this will still affect the ability to provide safe non-COVID care. @AmandaPritchard 2/
In the last week myself & countless colleagues + 1000s of wonderful volunteers have been BOMBARDED by requests to DROP EVERYTHING & help w/ the mission for all adults to #GetBoostedNow, many of us giving up much needed days off.
Volunteers are needed for everything from car park attendants, to clearer uppers, through IT/admin experts to clinicians….there is a job for literally anyone (other than Mark Francois😳), who can spare a few hours!
If you’re fit & well w/ no co-morbidities, live in a large home w/ a garden, have no financial worries/personal stresses, can easily WFH, do not have to care for a vulnerable adult or child & have access to private healthcare & education, I suspect you may not understand!
Dec 17, 2021 • 8 tweets • 4 min read
I’m genuinely sorry to see what’s happening to the hospitality industry & the negative effects on so many livelihoods @ChefTomKerridge.
BUT 🏴hospitality bosses must be prepared to take some responsibility for the current precarious situation.
Since #FreedomDay I’ve been to Scotland, Majorca & Berlin.
In ALL, 😷wearing in indoor public spaces is routine, accepted & no one other than the 🏴 make a fuss!
All staff in hospitality #WearAMask & guests wear one when walking through the building/going to the loo.
Dec 15, 2021 • 4 tweets • 6 min read
Hi headteachers in 🏴 👋…I’ve just returned from another challenging day at work to read this👇🏼….I can’t deny it’s hard to control my fury & astonishment that you’re proceeding with such obvious super spreading events like this.
Do some of you not understand the gravity of the current situation?
We’re on the edge of yet another avoidable catastrophe, to be frank we’ve probably gone over the top already, because ppl like @nadhimzahawi think they can outwit a virus….or maybe they simply don’t care😞?!
How are we meant to explain to parents, families & staff the rationale for having zero mitigations, numerous super spreading events as exponential growth of the #OmicronVariant occurs, in the 10/7 before #Christmas?