Too long to go before i can retire
But GPs are ideally placed to offer this advice....
Government proposes whole scale change of working practice. BMA's response is absolutely for a 1.4% "pay rise" whereas the RMT would say we wont even discuss it until you offer a 10% pay rise. Are our interests well represented?
We will have an army of social prescribers as they attract 100% funding. Where will the 30% of other staff funding come from? Oh another pay cut for GP's of course? And what about year 2,3 etc?
I would encourage all GP's to look at their consultation frameworks. Its simple this work must be included within your session so you will need to cut something else namely patient appointments. There is no need to do extra work.
And yet we all keep doing it. The BMA must take action to address workload.
Dr Madan you are clearly living in a parallel universe. The reality for most General practice is quit different. While we have skill mixed we were already doing this before GPFV we have no choice but continue this as we cannot recruit GP's because of lack of supply and cannot retain them as the global market is more attractive. I have less GP sessions now than 10 years ago in my practice and a 25% reduction in income. My practice building is antiquated and operates at at least 90% occupancy for clinical rooms so i cannot grow the service even if i wanted to. There is no way i could or would borrow additional funds to develop my buildings and the money supposedly in place from NHSE has not made it our way. We are instead looking to reduce NHS services and develop additional income streams to stabilise the practice in the longer term until we can leave and take a reduced income in another sector, emigrate or retire. The GP Forward View is an absolute failure.
Why have a safe healthcare system when you can have a cheap one. If the powers that be really wanted a safe system they would address the workload pressures as these are the key factors in errors. Its time for us to limited our workload on the back of this study. Patients will have to wait longer as we all factor administration into our sessions.
Seriously the BMA are pathetic. We need Len McCluskey or someone else with balls who can truly represent the profession.
Can the BMA produce any evidence of how they have improved my working conditions in the past 10 years. No... I thought not....
Its time to leave the BMA. The views of the average GP are no longer represented. We need a strong alternative union.
it will be given with one hand and then taken with the other. There will be no net increase in your take home pay!
There are no extra staff if my area is anything to go by. The CCG provided pharamcy support service equating to around 4 sessions for our practice. This has stopped as there is no money to support this. The financial support available via NHSE for a practice pharmacist was time limited and came with too many strings attached. We have subsequently recruited a clinical pharmacist who prescribes and undertake approximately 4 clinical sessions. No extra workforce simply a shift of costs to the practice.
Dr Gary Armstrong