I’m sorry but I’m really sick of some of my patients today. I’ve had a succession of miserable bleeders whinging non-stop about their poxy little aches and pains and blowing things massively out of proportion. The this is topped off by a GP referring a lovely man with shoulder pain. But he’s not only got shoulder pain he’s got everywhere pain, “had it for years”, seen everybody in the Health Service more or less and somehow I’m expected to help. I seriously doubt I can offer a jot of new info over what he’s been told before so it means an assessment session, 1 follow-up session plus time to do all the paperwork for someone who’s in totally the wrong place for his problem. I spy a GP wondering just what the hell to do next.
I reckon if we stopped paying invalidity benefits then this sort of chronic rubbish wouldn’t keep happening, certainly not so frequently. My old boss stated that she never saw this sort of patient in South Africa because people needed to be busy and back at work asap. No bonus in being needy.
God, I am becoming more tory.
But possibly only for today.