GP Scared of Swine Flu

[Picture of GP surgery notice regarding swine flu -- scary!]I WAS SURPRISED TO COME ACROSS THIS NOTICE IN THE WINDOW OF THE MAIN GP SURGERY IN SHAWLANDS.

Double click on the picture to enlarge.

However, in case you cannot see the image properly, it states:

“SWINE FLU

IF YOU THINK YOU
MAY HAVE THE SWINE
FLU PLEASE DO NOT
COME INTO THE
SURGERY
. GO HOME

AND CALL US AND WE
WILL ASK A GP OR
NURSE TO CALL YOU BACK.”

Boy is this GP scared of swine flu — he or she is not taking any chances — in case “the swine flu” (sic) can be transmitted by telephone, a nurse may call you.

Things are getting worse when a medical diagnosis is done over the telephone, and even worse when it may be done by a nurse!

  • If you’re getting worse, you’re getting nurse. (apologies; I couldn’t resist that bad joke).

Now, the television and wireless have been keeping me bang up to date on the swine flu topic, and I have to say that I have been confident and reassured as a result.  That is until now.

When I saw this notice on the main road in Shawlands, I began to get scared for the first time. Things must be getting worse when the doctors are so frightened by it!

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5 Responses to “GP Scared of Swine Flu”

  1. Nell Says:

    I don’t think the notice shows the GP is scared of it. This is standard procedure to prevent flu spreading more than it has already.
    Our medical practice has done the same, the Government and Health protection agencies are all issuing the same information. Telephone triage is used by NHS direct and by many GP surgeries out of hours…

  2. Singapore Clubbing Says:

    The media do seem to be hyping this up, myself and some friends had swine flu and while it was not a nice experience the symptoms were fairly mild.

  3. Eve Says:

    The GP is not afraid of swine flu – if there are vulnerable patients in the waiting area, elderly patients etc then they would be putting them at greater risk! It’s common sense, I just wish a few more people had it!!

  4. emmar Says:

    This website is getting worse! Loads of moaning and no thought!

  5. Janice Says:

    Love the site, and take your point about the GP notice! It certainly does make it look like the doctor is scared! they definitely could do better.


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