Jun 3, 2010

Nurse Practitioners

If you believe the "nurse practitioner" concept is failing patients of if you have evidence of inappropriate treatment, then Whistle Blowers Press Agency would like to hear from you - even more if you are a GP who shares the concerns of our "whistleblower"

Recently, Whistle Blowers Press Agency was contacted by a woman in her fifties, who went to see her GP after she developed psoriasis (she had not previously suffered from the illness).  She was treated by a nurse practitioner with prescribed drugs but over the weeks the psoriasis became increasingly worse, eventually covering 75% of her body.

In desperation, the woman privately paid to see a dermatologist (without reference to the nurse or GP surgery).  It transpired the nurse had been treating the patient with inappropriate medication that exacerbated the condition.

Following contact with our "psoriasis lady" Whistle Blowers was contacted by a GP, who has repeatedly complained about the whole concept of "nurse practitioners".  His genuine concerns relate to their lack of training and the fact they often prevent genuine patients with potentially serious ailments, seeing their GP.  He also cites incidents of inappropriate medication being prescribed.

The GP in question has been subject of a number of malicious complaints against him that emanate from his criticism of "nurse practitioners" (he is also critical of surgeries where some receptionists refuse access to a GP).


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