- Syed Shah
- Cambridge, Uk
- United Kingdom
A lot of people on this planet are capable of prescribing medicines to themselves.
Imagine you wake up in the morning feeling tired and know that there is something wrong.
You check your temperature, blood pressure, sugar and chelestrol levels. You take a blood and urine sample and carry out tests with a kit that has been given to you after passing your Certified Personal Doctor (CPD) level 1 exam (which either your government, employee or you self-sponsored). You find out that there is a bacterial infection in your system and you reconfirm this by uploading your results online. Your doctor will eventually see this who may be in a different geographical location.
You go to online pharmacy and ask for medication which is checked against your previous record of self medication. If your history is fine, your medication is approved and you collect your medicine on your way to work. You might have serious infection in which case your doctor is pinged about your condition and results. You speak with your doctor and listen to him more carefully then before because you know the language.
If you are a responsible CPD then you might upgrade your level and get a higher prescription drugs. This is not a 1-5 year scenario, this is beyond 2020.
So what are the drivers and why would you want to have CPDs.
1. People are living longer and health costs are rising.
2. People are increasingly taking more control of their lives (Generation Y is more in control than X than baby boomers)
3. Globally middle class is on the rise. (McKinsey Nov .2011 report predicts that by the year 2030 there will 3 billion more middle class people)
Have different levels of certifications for CPDs and this is a win-win-win situation.
Win - Government wins (health costs can be reduced)
Win - Individuals win as they do not need to go anywhere for non serious illness and will stay more in control of their health.
Win - The doctors win as they will focus more on serious illnesses rather than seeing patients for minor illnesses.