I dont trust GP's with basic illness, let alone ones that will risk my life!
Another point George, could be,,,, where do the Paramedics practise/work, ? There are still huge differences all around the country........ England & wales been playing catch up with NI & scotland for years.. just a thought.:)
Ian im sure you know not all gp's are crap, you have to remember they are jack of all trades-master of none, but certain gp's have special interest in their training and some have been consultants in other fields and then became gp's so you can imagine how good some of these gp's are.
What about for light contact events or club V club sparing? what would you need to cover that?
my local gp diagnosed my strained thigh as a sprain, I had to correct her with all my Education( left in the 3rd year)
We argued she insisted it was a strain, 5 minutes of silence and sometime spent on google, hey presto new diagnosis, secound opinion from DR Google
regardless what people tell you............££££££ is always a factor/problem :(
Until there's a governing body, with the power to stop a show, you will always have people willing to cut corners.
As daft as it sounds... i think it will happen before a Gov body is formed........ First Base of skull fracture, or similar head injury,,,,,,,,,,, sorry if I sound 'pessimistic' but Pay the right price for the right medical cover....?