Physiotherapists, dentists, podiatrists urgently needed

Many medical conditions were being dealt with, sometimes outside the NHS at moderate cost, by skilled and qualified professionals. The lack of these services has lead to discomfort, distress and in some cases deterioration in people's health on many occasions. Some have even tried to extract their own teeth, with agonising and dangerous results. The reopening of these services should be a high priority, in liaison with the professional bodies involved. The virus won't go away - nor will the medical conditions concerned. I have seen no attempt to prioritise in this manner, but it is urgent for many people.

Why the contribution is important

It would alleviate discomfort, distress and suffering for many people.

by petermartinsmith on May 08, 2020 at 10:42AM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.9
Based on: 12 votes


  • Posted by Jojo1 May 08, 2020 at 10:57

    Not clear why other essential services such as these are not operating. All health services should be available and appropriate protection provided. COVID represents a tiny fraction of demand but there seems to b a disproportionate focus at the expense of everything else.
  • Posted by Pythagoras May 08, 2020 at 12:37

    I am currently in considerable discomfort from my ingrowing toenail, which is preventing me from getting much exercise. How much longer do I have to wait in pain? I'm only glad that I don't have toothache!
  • Posted by Anonymous1 May 08, 2020 at 19:43

    The issue of dentistry needs addressed urgently.
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