And how on earth can we plan when we have no idea how many patients will be poached by the local pharmacies ......
John Verity........general practice has changed over the 25 years I have been a GP.......there is no time in the ever lengthening working day to visit patients who are often quite able to leave the house for hospital appointments, hair appointments, dental appointments, visits to family and holidays abroad. We are seeing patients more frequently than in the past, with more complex conditions, more medications are available, more monitoring is needed, there is more paperwork to do, and we are now managing more conditions in primary care than ever before. This is before you add in QOF, CQC, appraisal, revalidation etc etc ad infinitum.
It is not only female GPs who are "part time".... And I use that term loosely. When I started out I worked "full time" over 5 days........as the days have lengthened (now averaging 12-13 hours, possibly without even a coffee or toilet break, never mind a lunch break) I, like many of my peers, have had to reduce the number of days worked in order to have some semblance of work life balance, so am now doing 3 days a week.....you would probably class this as part time, but this is full time hours. No one, male or female could possibly be available from 08.00 to 18.30pm EVERY day......
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.