Unethical, shameful and discriminatory ...........
Medicolegal fluffy response as usual.............wasting another GP's time asking for a second opinion.....I would not shoulder any of the blame for CCG rationing but would simply advise the patient to contact the CCG and their MP directly.
Very informative, thank you.
No! No! No! After a 12.5 hour day with no lunch / coffee / toilet break all day I do not have the time, nor the inclination..........
Really informative article. Our notional rent was reduced by nearly 40% at the last review......backdated almost 3 years as the district valuer was so far behind with his rent reviews.........so have suffered a massive clawback of well over a year's rent........where are the BMA / GPC?? Nowhere to be seen 😡
This is nonsense......lists are closed but patients will just be allocated instead.....end result the same.....rising lists for those GPS that remain, resulting in increased workload and stress, but no extra Doctors....crazy
8.01pm.....that is the problem. Practices that are already at or near breaking point simply cannot accommodate a sudden influx of additional patients....for some GPS this will tip them over the edge towards resignation, early retirement or burnout if they cannot afford either of the first two options. As a locum doing surgeries with a limit on number of patients, admin, visits and overall hours....with no additional paperwork or prescriptions I don't think you can truly appreciate the stress that this would cause.
Sorry, but I don't agree with Pulse allowing posts that advertise private companies like this.
£66 per consultation!!! We currently receive £90 per patient PER YEAR for all you can eat appointments. Speechless yet again..... (X-Ray ....it's 4million for an extra 5000 appointments per month, which is 60,000 per year)
So......average annual rent for each property will be over £266k? Hard to fathom this when the notional rent on our GP owned premises has been slashed from £45k to £27k per annum..........😡😡😡 crazy idea......won't be enough GPs to provide service anyway in a few years time...
Is it April 1st?
Had a nursing home call me urgently about a patient they thought had a UTI because the dipstick showed there was "specific gravity in the urine" 😂😂😂
So....As GPs we are unable to charge for any care we provide to these patients but we are expected to police payments for their hospital care???
With the size of some patient records now, it can often cost the practice money to provide full copies. I am pretty sure that the solicitors who request copies of records charge more for the single page proforma request than we can charge for using 2 reams of paper to produce copy of records. This is wrong. We should be able to charge for the time taken by admin staff to produce the copy, and also the time taken by the GP to check the records and remove third party information, (most of this is done after hours too) plus paper costs, photocopier costs and postage. This fee was completely inadequate nearly 2 decades ago when I resigned from the BMA in protest about their lack of action on this matter........it was £50.00 then and has not changed since, despite the fact that notes now are considerably more lengthy. I still cannot believe that the BMA allow this to remain unchanged.
Still making me laugh weeks later! This is my favourite Copperfield post of all time! Thank you for brightening my days!
Hope you worked out your STarT back score, and hope it helped with your recovery 😂