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NHS doctors are becoming increasingly frustrated for all sorts of reasons. For one, many feel that they and their managers are working in parallel universes. What matters to us, doctors, all too often doesn’t seem to concern them at all, and what gets them stressed often doesn’t bother us one jot. For example, as doctors, we have no concept as to why it matters whether someone is discharged from A&E within three hours 59 minutes (terribly good) or four hours and one minute (disastrous); or whether a 93-year-old patient with advanced dementia referred by their GP with asymptomatic skin lesions that have been slowly growing for the past 20 years is seen within 14 days (marvellous) or after 15 days (catastrophic).
Dermatology in practice 2016; 22(2): 55–55
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