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Tin foil hat time ?
« on: September 20, 2016, 04:44:36 PM »
Every appointment with the top geezer Consultant now has his Nurse fiddling with an i-pad, or similar. I assume they're doing something on them & not just playing candy swipe - the drug of the blank in mind. I wonder what they're up to, I assume there are laws regarding our rights when personal data is entered into these things ? Or is she playing candy crush, actually wouldn't surprise me .
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Re: Tin foil hat time ?
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2016, 05:24:26 PM »
Every appointment with the top geezer Consultant now has his Nurse fiddling with an i-pad, or similar. I assume they're doing something on them & not just playing candy swipe - the drug of the blank in mind. I wonder what they're up to, I assume there are laws regarding our rights when personal data is entered into these things ? Or is she playing candy crush, actually wouldn't surprise me .
Data protection act?

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Re: Tin foil hat time ?
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2016, 07:07:54 AM »
10/10, Top Boy.

I've never been aware of the Nurse writing notes during the appointment before they had their i-pads though. What can they find to write, or swipe , whatever they are doing ?
My dose used to be written on a post-it somewhere inside key's pocket, she didn't have to go for the pocket this time but was still 10ml out before I corrected her.
Candy swipe/crush I reckon, looks professional though.
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Re: Tin foil hat time ?
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2016, 04:10:16 PM »
Yeah, I'd want to know that they were doing too. At least when I have appointments they either write it down on forms so you can see what they're writing, or they're typing it into the service database, and the screen's always angled so you can also see what they're doing/typing.

Sitting there fiddling with an Ipad is a bit unprofessional really, if she's actually taking notes, she should be making patients aware that this is what she's doing on the Ipad, not watching porn/playing candy crush!

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Re: Tin foil hat time ?
« Reply #4 on: September 21, 2016, 06:16:22 PM »
Ugh !!! I never thought of porn, as my daughter would say " I need some brain bleach ".
Still the question arises, what are they doing ? Probably sitting there with the 2007 O.G.'s making on they know what they're going on about. At my last appointment I was told something that completely contradicted what was said at the previous one, when I mentioned this I got told I'd misheard what was said, finally the culprit admitted that it had been said & they had been wrong on this occasion, why not just admit it in the first place ? It wasn't anything particularly serious & they wouldn't of looked so stupid in front of myself & the Cons.
Honesty is the best policy...or at least it used to be when I saw a GP who had known me for 20 years. Not so sure if it's still the case with some DSP employee's.

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Re: Tin foil hat time ?
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2016, 06:57:47 PM »
You have every right in the world to ask what he/she is doing on an ipad while you are in the room. In fact, and I do wear tin foil trilby, I wouldn't even continue until I knew and also why! GPs have guidelines about not rudely tapping away on a keyboard and not looking at the patient, the screen is supposed to be angled so you can see it. You have a right to look at your written records, 3rd party stuff removed, and this applies to electronic records too.
I saw one entry in someones record once, left lying about which I pointed out, after taking a butchers of course, a GP had written "partner of lying bastard, do not believe him or her!" Very subjective I'm sure.

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Re: Tin foil hat time ?
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2016, 06:53:39 AM »
Yes I intend to ask next time I spot an employee using one at an appointment. My old GP had very interesting abbreviations, he told me a few . One was BAWP which he used for Bafta Award Winning Performance, the lad who tried to blag some Stilnoct from him didn't get such a high rating when he fluffed his well rehearsed plea for sleeper's & asked for " Slipnot " by mistake, not sure what abbreviation he was given but he did leave empty handed.
Can't say I'm as fashion concsious as you, I go for the heavy duty stainless steel colander with tin foil blocking the holes  :)

Have a good day!
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Re: Tin foil hat time ?
« Reply #7 on: September 23, 2016, 04:33:51 PM »
I would ask out of sheer devilment, when MP's get caught playing Candy Crush in PMQ's, god knows what this nurse is doing fiddling around of her ipad!

They all seem to contradict each other, every appointment I have, if I see a different person the next time, they will tell me something different. Wish they could all get their story straight, if they're going to bluff, they could at least all be telling the same porky.