Or useless cowards?
Dear David Banner,
When I've found myself without a stethoscope and needing to auscultate a chest, I've literally put my ear to the patient's posterior chest wall and listened as they breathed.
I wouldn't want to be competitive or anything but it is quite effective. It makes nothing like as good a story as using a coin though....
"NHS England has retained Clinical Excellence Awards in order to attract and retain skills and expertise."
Why get rid of Seniority Payments for GPs then....?
Does this "award" take account of the sums that are being REMOVED from Practices' incomes as a result of MPIG and PMS clawbacks?
He just envies and despises our status, in equal measures.
I expect a distorted version of this article will be appearing in the national newspapers in the next few days and will probably feature the words "money grabbing"....
Dear "anonymous salaried!"
What optimism! I'd like some of what you're on...
I'm absolutely certain the savings will go nowhere NEAR GMS OR PMS.
IF it stays in the NHS budget, it will be used for natty little schemes like 8am-8pm, 7 day per week GP appointments.
FOUR OTHER IMPORTANT FACTORS;
1-PMS and MPIG claw back.
2-The Daily Mail's GP loathing stance.
The most harmful thing about Appraisal and Revalidation is that they act as a socking great incentive to retire COMPLETELY, rather than ceasing to be a partner and doing a few sessions for the enjoyment of it. Well, that and MDU fees...
Please may we all see the reply, when it arrives?
Mr Hunt is indeed a disingenuous, vile man but Philip Hammond deserves some share of the blame for the state that General Practice is in.
Dear Mr Hunt,
Re-instating Seniority payments, along with issuing an extremely grovelling apology for removing them, might be an idea worth considering.
In Portsmouth, our CCG commissions an Acute Visiting Service, provided mostly by freelance GPs.
Subject to a few criteria being fulfilled, patients are seen soon after the visit request is triaged, so early admissions can be arranged when necessary.
It is FANTASTIC!
Our visit load has plummeted as a result of the service.
Lack of hospital beds is a management problem.
It is not a General Practice problem.(We have plenty of our own, after all.)
Let them manage their own problem, which I understand hospital managers get rather well paid to do.
Hope someone ensures that this sad tale makes it into a national newspaper, so that the public are made aware and
Jeremy Hunt is made to feel suitably uncomfortable.
Well, I'm relieved that the DOH haven't proffered that "GPs are ideally placed to provide medical care in prisons" .
Hunt must inhabit a parallel Universe.
"Shot" and "foot " spring to mind.
Who, honestly, would trust NHS England to re-invest the QOF money in our baselines?
Worse, they might give the money to our CCGs and then we'd NEVER see it!
Let's keep QOF. We've all got our systems in place to achieve a high percentage of the available points. We can't afford any further financial hits.
It's flattery first.
Then the expectation that you will sort out their numerous demands in one appointment, will follow.