Th governments current pension proposal is the very definition of an exercise in utter futility.
I have always felt that with mental health referrals, you need to be perched on the bridge or have the noose around your neck before they consider it a crisis.
There has to be a charge, but the problem is I dont trust ANY politician, born or not unborn to govern this.
Even a five pound charge will dissuade a lot of pointless GP appointments typically sought by the worried well.
A lot of people will say they cant afford any fee, but will soon turn up asking for a GP letter detailing the reasons why they have to take their pregabalin on their next foreign holiday.
I do agree that any fees charged must be similarly enforced at AE.
The proposed changes is unlikely to make any difference whatsoever to the plans by senior GPs to cut their hours or retire completely.
The government is faffing around whilst this crisis escalates.
The solution is very very simple. Scrap the tapered AA and increasing the LTA .
If the government is not prepared to do this,they would have sown the wind and will reap the whirlwind.
This is only going to slightly improve the situation.
It will not stop me from cutting my hours.
If the government is serious ,they will remove the annual allowance and raise the LTA for public sector workers.
@5 sessions is the new 10.
I am surprised that you have not heard from them. My statement was received 4 weeks after I requested it.
My advice is to make a fresh request.
Watch the government go after your lump sump on retirement.
I am getting out.
Did anyone genuinely think they were going to do anything positive?
If I could afford it right now, I would retire before I finish tying this sentence.
The solution is to increase the pensions cap back up to £1.5 million .
They are not going to do this, so we are wasting our time here.
Avoid primary care at all cost,s go directly to secondary care( AE).
A reasonable answer would be to inform NHS England that on their demise, the GP'S ghost intends to continue from where they stopped.
In addition advice them that word is that GP ghost's have no objections to a 7 day working week ,indeed are obligated to do so.
I am past caring.
This is straight from Wikipaedia..
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Begs the question how the other 25% managed to miss the negativity.
Here is to hoping the indemnity fees for any GP that signs up this are upwards ob £30,000 per annum.
I am in my 40s and am looking forward to retirement already.
I wonder if Jeremy Hunt could guess why.
I like the patients that tell me they will not take pain killers as it simply "masks"the cause of the pain.
My standard response it that you are onto a winner.
A group of adults have actually suggested GPs should encourage kids to be messy with their food.
This is the product of sparing the rod in childhood!
Is there no end to the stupidity that spews forth from people who should know better?
Let me guess, the affected patients are not enamoured with this plan.