I did actually misread the headline as "Hot Tubs" - seems an altogether better idea with a nice Pinot & music - steam plays havoc with the lap top though......
Chief Brodie - well done - you're not alone!
It's different but..… We've built a great car port in the car park - or rather a local builder knocked it up in a morning fantastic - and our world has to go on - the other illnesses aren't going to politely wait their turn!!
Dr Finlay isn't dead - just modernising!!
Sorry but some stupid unprofessional posts this morning.
The PPE situation is poor but actually people are desperately trying to fix it.
It really isn't the time for childish comments about sit-ins or stopping work.
It is a time for professionalism & leadership & some selflessness
Look carefully at the (crap) kit we have got so far & use it wisely - I do believe that unlike visiting services, PPE for high risk contacts will come - meanwhile use what you have appropriately to the risk & similarly for your immediate patient facing staff.
This isn't a failure of planning & the response is continuing to ramp up. Send angry e-mails to chivvy along but remember the entire population is looking at us & believe in us right now - pathetic comments about withdrawing labor etc are not worth publishing!
OK - anyone else noticed that apparently the "NHS" is going to contact everyone with a chronic condition on Monday to tell them what to do!! - err - who are the only people who know who has a chronic condition? Guess they wont be ringing us as the lines will be blocked with us ringing all several hundred or more in one day!! That's going to work well!
Last man standing makes a good point... Black Adder continues to be the model! The real advantage of PPE is it is great for dealing with wasp nests or when rodding drains.........
Found these lovely blue & pink pieces of card in my drawer with lines on & places to write patients name!
Only problem is forgotten how to write..... & patient s havent a clue what drugs they are on!
GP UK hits the nail on the head - what we actually need is fewer patients per GP - that means funding practices to take on additional GPs - part time retainers returners retirers - anything but the funding MUST be in place for what is actually needed - doctors not just people playing at being doctors but who can pass the responsibility & push off home when the clock hits 5!!
Time to be concerned about those of us who still have to bear the disproportionate burden of responsability - ie Principals - the John Wayne school is still there - we cant pick & choose when we work or who looks at the results when everyone else has gone home at 5.
Time for change for all of us - huge financial risk, take home less than the employed docs & shoulder all the burden when they decide to have a sick day or insist on having a holiday / day off - time to level the playing field again ...........
The really sad thing is it could so easily have been the Daily Whinge .....
You've made my Christmas! Well said as ever (just cant share it with my friend who is one - a nurse that is - & would probably never speak to me again....
Keep up the good work!
Well the good news is at least the Health Secretary has identified where the problem with the NHS is!! A time for celebration & rejoicing - light beacons & ring church bells (although they will be banned soon too)
What utter B******s!!!
Quite an unbelievable shambles - Clearly no one in the department or the manufacturer understands the basic principles of mass vaccination campaigns! It has to be rapid at the outset & then pick off the stragglers - maximum stock delivered on day one - this year is shambolic beyond belief - yet they talk of not paying practices who dare to use a quadrivalent vaccine in an over 65! We have a professor of HIV Medicine, a Professor of Liver disease & a medical microbiologist who have all declined the Trivalent for the better coverage of the Quad... say no more!!
What a load of b******s! As ever policy being decided for us by non GPs - roll on retirement cant wait.....
So presumably when the out of area bods decide they want to be seen at their "regular home" practice they will have to be welcomed with open arms and seen as TR's - otherwise known as "for free" as I dont think anyone has had a TR payment in the last 10 years.....
Christmas has come early this year!
Wonder if it was a cut & paste report like everyone else gets!!!!
sadly they just dont get it do they - mentorship / training ..... What we actually need is base funding increases so we can employ more doctors & nurses!! just rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic is hardly going to keep the Atlantic at bay!
Get real NHSE & DOH put real funding to get more GPs & more frontline staff into practices not reward the life coaches & accountants!
it just gets better & better...
Sadly unlike Bill Slim, we have never had a "medics Health minister" - probably too much to hope for - just go back to lobbing prescriptions over the tennis courts of our own little Kohima! Some how the Kohima epitaph is beginning to feel more & more applicable to general practice .... for your tomorrows we gave our today!
Leadership is of the spirit, compounded of personality and vision.Also by Bill Slim - probably the finest General of WW2 and as true today as then - Have we become the equivalent of the Forgotten Army? Certainly feels like it!!