Stay strong and become and antibiotics ambassador

I read with some dismay the finding of a recent medical Protection (MP) survey showing that patients become irate and even abusive towards GP’s if we won’t prescribe antibiotics they think they need.

A third of family doctors have apparently been confronted with ‘anger and frustration’, and I have heard tales of patients threatening to get GP’s struck off, or having to be escorted from the practice premises.

This is symptomatic of a society that no longer respects the GP and is sadly typical of a generation of impatient patients desperate to get better quickly. It is also a case of Dr Internet at its worst again, where myths are pedalled that miracle medications are somehow being denied to the sick.

And the biggest touted cure-all is antibiotics.

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