NHS Services

Lifting of at least some of the currently stopped NHS services - including screening, podiatry services etc

Why the contribution is important

Missing out on these crucial services can have a significant detrimental effect on a number of peoples lives

by Dalswinton on May 05, 2020 at 10:46PM

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Average rating: 4.9
Based on: 37 votes


  • Posted by murrayme8 May 05, 2020 at 23:25

    This needs to be done as to many people are scared to contact a dr and I was one and ended up seriously ill but gps should be opened with protection
  • Posted by Nel May 05, 2020 at 23:33

    Totally agree as long as basic rules applied and adhered to. May need champions to reinforce the rules in hospitals
  • Posted by Shielder May 06, 2020 at 02:06

    I think it's vital the public feel safe entering a health facility. Most are staying away for fear of catching covid-19 in their GP's or hospital's. When positive case numbers are down I would like to see all patients being treated in the one hospital site and the staff treating them not moving between departments. It's been mentioned at enough Briefings that there is transmission in hospitals so I think this needs to be addressed quickly, it's making the public very nervous. Re: GP's, I would like to see appts split into sessions to take the various groups into account, i.e. early morning appts for the shielded group, mid-morning for the vulnerable groups etc. Also, now we have more data about the morbidity rates, having seen the breakdown of the different health factors in the shielded group, I think obesity, asthmatic, diabetic, hypertension and heart condition should also be included in this group. I would also like to see drive through centres as currently used for covid testing be used for the flu vaccination and I would like everyone in a household with a shielded person to be offered the flu jag too.
  • Posted by Sarahj May 06, 2020 at 07:31

    Dentists! Dentists need to reopen for those in pain!
  • Posted by lmjdear May 06, 2020 at 07:35

  • Posted by AlexMD May 06, 2020 at 07:45

    Yes, let's stop 'clapping' the NHS for what is in truth, poor service.
  • Posted by BiggGrumperz May 06, 2020 at 08:17

    Yes. But already raised by many others.
  • Posted by ajgraham59 May 09, 2020 at 15:09

    I have to say the NHS is still there and still looking after us all but it is not portrayed as being there or we do not think it is there at the briefings they keep telling us it is. In my case I had a severe gardening injury which resulted in me having to attend my local A&E I was very lucky that the consultant was a hand surgeon and he saved my finger right there in A&E. The staff were great but the whole department was there but with no patients. In all I had to return 4 times and only saw 3 patients in what is a full service A&E great service. A friend of ours has also ended up having an urgent cancer operation at the Nuffield Hospital in Glasgow during this crisis and he is recovering well at home. The NHS is still there and doing a great job and should be clapped long sfter this is over and should in future be better respected by ALL
  • Posted by Scoobydoodoo May 10, 2020 at 12:36

    Recommence diagnostic services as long as R value below 1, e.g. colonoscopy, symptomatic mammography, CT scans, ultrasound scans, MRI for all potential cancer diagnoses. Recommence screening and all other services when R value below 0.5
  • Posted by alisonjmthomson May 10, 2020 at 14:28

    We really need to start resuming NHS services other than for Covid. Hospital beds lying empty at present is not an efficient use of resources and patients are potentially coming to harm.
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