Oh Dear, Felix.
What a load of rubbish you are talking.
The IEA is not a 'think tank': it is a right-wing pressure group whose agenda is to push the right wing agenda.
The NHS is on its knees thanks to Conservative neglect and zealous privatisation agenda.
This rubbish has come straight out of central office, and we must hope that this doctor does not win this very winnable seat, or we will end up with another Dan Poulter in Parliament.
I am no longer a member, but I must say (in view of his eccentric ideas on alternative medicine, his acknowledgement of not reading scientific papers for years, and his foolhardy support for the HSCA of 2012) that Michael Dixon is the last person in England who should be President.
And he wears a bow tie.........
If all the patients coded have actually got the diagnosis, then this is merely an administrative exercise.
If there is fake or incorrect diagnosis, that is serious.
Either pointless or dangerous.
Oh my dear Lord!
Conducting Nationality checks!
NOT OUR JOB!!!
We are in the throes of a recruitment, retention, financial and morale crisis, and this is all that he can propose.
We seek some strategic solutions to the mess that has been made of the NHS by the politicians over the last 30 years, and this is what they come up with.
It is a shame that we are all being asked to pay money to a shambolic organisation that has made lives very hard for many colleagues, and is (effectively) a branch of the Department of Health staffed by second-raters.
Look at the number of suicides of colleagues who are under investigation. Does the GMC have anything to say about that?
Their revalidation crap was the reason I retired at 60, and I now don't pay them a centime.
(No longer a) Jobbing Doctor.
Saw my ex-colleagues at a wedding last weekend. At least four of them will retire in their fifties.
Well done, Government and NHS England.
You really are a bunch of brain-dead morons.
Yes, I'm still on it, 15 months after my complete retirement.
Anything that is endorsed by Michael Dixon and his mates must be very suspect indeed....
In answer to the headline that the DoH are denying privatisation claims, I am reminded of the wisdom of Mandy Rice-Davies: 'They would, wouldn't they!'
I could have written the same last year when I retired at 60.
I feel sorry for the younger doctors whose lives have been blighted by the GMC, the CQC, the Daily Mail, the Lawyers, and (worst of all) the Department of Health.
Revalidation, workload, pensions theft all contributed. The crisis in General Practice is only a couple of years away.......
Not in the slightest surprised. It was a horrendous waste of money on very dubious grounds.
Some of us said this at the time, so this is not hindsight.
Revalidation was the reason I retired. It is an absurdly bureaucratic process that yields little except cost and hassle. The level of lack of self-criticism in the GMC is amazing. Much sound and fury, signifying nothing.
As has been quoted elsewhere "using a sledgehammer to miss a nut"
Dominic Faux (Jobbing Doctor)
The whole article is breathlessly supportive of a process that is bureaucratic, ineffective, oppressive and pointless. It would seem that there aren't many doctors who support it, and those who go through the process do it because they cannot yet afford to retire.
I am a senior GP with 33 years experience, and my skills could have been used to help those in the NHS. However, since I object wholeheartedly to the process and the organisation that is implementing it, I chose to be one of the 8,000 who decided to not go through the process.
This article does not reflect the pointlessness of the exercise.
Dr Dominic Faux (a retired GP)
A GP dancing to the Government's tune.
Furious GPC negotiator predicts revalidation 'revolt' as GPs spend more than 40 hours preparing for appraisals
Revalidation was the principal reason why I retired from medical practice so I could tell the GMC that they were merely a branch of the Department of Health.
Revalidation is not fit for purpose.
The whole idea of Dementia screening is ridiculous, if you know anything about screening. This is not an idea that has come from academe, but from the pet projects of politicians, whose ignorance is only matched by their duplicity and venality.
If Hunt is pro-GP, then I'm a banana!