It is time Oban GPs em­braced tech­nol­ogy

The Oban Times - - LETTERS -

Sir, I have no prob­lems with BBC staff be­ing well paid as they ac­tu­ally do the job they are paid to do.

In con­trast, bu­reau­crats at NHS High­land can­not or­gan­ise a drinking party at a dis­tillery.

Some 20 years ago I was us­ing email to con­tact my GP in Worces­ter. Then, in 2010, the GP in Derby in­tro­duced on­line ap­point­ment book­ing along­side tele­phone ap­point­ments.

Ap­par­ently Oban GPs are think­ing about us­ing car­rier pi­geons as NHS High­lands still has stocks of quill pens to use up. If bu­reau­crats did what they were paid to do, we would al­ready have re­peat pre­scrip­tions on­line or on the phone from the phar­ma­cies. Much cheaper, much faster and less pres­sure on our over­worked GPs.

We can thus only won­der if health­care ex­ec­u­tives have been re­placed by had­dock. Mike Fos­ter, Pul­pit Hill, Oban.

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