Alas, the month is over in 3 days!
Never seen anybody so 'resilient'. The funding will sure help to restore her mental state after what she has been through. My sympathies and what tenacity!
Don't spend. Give us a break and just halve the subscriptions so you don't have surplus funds to worry about. Also, if you want the 5000 GPs, waive the PLAB fee for 2 years for international graduates.
I had requested that waiving in 1992 but was told by GMC that it is not a Charity. I couldn't afford the Exam so came in only when the exam criteria for EU citizens was scrapped 12 years later.
Primary Care is in a crisis - there are other ways to help than 'spending' because all the spending done so far has gone into IT and nonsensical experiments.
The report, conducted by Ipsos Mori ----- who funded this 'Survey' or Report??? Could we know please so we can get a glimpse of the characters trying to pull strings.
''....policy maker should consider a different funding model for online GP service providers.'' But Why???
Because they are private and deserve to earn better than us GMS Contractors?
These wise policy makers have already created a 2 tier system where APMS Contract are being given at anything from 145 to 250 pounds per patient and now even without procurement procedure being followed whereas neighbouring GMS are still working for around 90 providing a better service.
GMS Practices with young populations are at times paid for only 70-80% of list size even if they have tried to help out by taking more young vulnerable patients.
Most of Babylon's users would be, I guess, tech savvy young people and there is no reason why Babylon should be favoured.
The chances of getting 5000 GPs onto the Performers are already dead:)
This is further criminal damage to a working system. My advice to all is - Check your pension contributions with NHS Pensions asap - they are not reaching NHSP in a lot of cases and if Capita goes bust - we'll be floating tummies up. Highly possible scenario but the government is keen to do give as many Contracts to this company with proved multifaceted incompetency issues. Tories trying to squeeze blood out of stone so they can gulp sea breeze in Bahamas when booted out.
At every workers expense, of course.
''However, Capita said only 130,000 patient records have been affected since it took over....''
Only 130,000 ! and we should shrug it off, eh:)
Arrogance sublime, mon cheri.
Any ideas who to approach if PCSE refuses to respond to NHS Pensions about your missing contributions for 2 years.
For 13 years there was no problem with pension contributions but since Capita has taken over these contributions are going missing and NHS Pension has written to say they can't help because PCSE is not responding to them.
Is this government totally corrupt or are they blind when giving contracts. I thought it was Cameron but seems Theresa is equally near sighted and fumbling not just with brexit. She'll open her eyes when this stupid institution falls like Carillion or, hopefully, she'll get the boot.
Trust them to give you wrong advice even for the 5k. I defied their advice and took legal action successfully and when I approached them to look at the settlement agreement, they refused initially to give advice because I had gone directly to a Tribunal not through them! Keep wondering, why do people still bother to pay subscriptions.
In England we don't speak of this - it's the norm so actually lack of bullying and harassment becomes questionable.
It is an experiment after all, so why not? I hope our young colleague will come out of this adventure stronger and wiser. Let's count on some support from the seniors.
A load of nonsense, can't blame Brexit for the horrible dung dumped on NHS as a whole by this government. Why are British GPs leaving?
Haste makes waste, she should know it. But know our PM, she will not rest till she gets the 5000 GPs even if she has to travel to Hades.
'herd' misspelt as 'heard'- apologies
Remember PCN is a DES - you do not have to sign up for this and if you do, you can give 3 months notice to leave - hopefully, this choosing to leave will not be a process as messy as BREXIT:) However, the struggle for power is on. Some new Medical Directors are absolutely reluctant to discuss with neighbouring localities to see how they are functioning and to brainstorm. Too much of vested interests and deals going on and it's already stinking. God save the GPs.
Kudos to the GPs in one are up North who heavily criticized the PCN concept but were voted down at the GPC meet. Being voted down actually is a good sign, it means they were right as we know that the heard mentality doesn't allow rational thinking. Do it anyway you want, as long it is their way.
GPs have signed up 'provisionally' by the 15th but there is time to reconsider - Would really be better off with a new PCN DES if you have to contribute 30% for staff employed, will you have any control if the Bank accounts, the Medical Director and the Federation boss all sit in one Practice in a PCN - how much transparency can you expect if your PCN is not willing to discuss the way forward with neighbouring locality PCNs to share and brainstorm what it the best way forward.
There is a burning need to tread carefully on the coals !
Doctors should be wary that since the Contract being given to Capita, NHSP contributions may not be reaching NHS Pensions as I found out recently. For 13 years there was no problem and now since 2017 April no contributions have been passed on to Capita. NHS Pensions has apologized that they are unable to get a response from PCSE to enable them to give an estimate for retirement. But the £75 paid to NHS Pensions for estimate hasn't been refunded though they can't tell you more than is on the TRS since april 2017.
Capita = Carrillion=Corruption ( they're probably investing it somewhere?) =Tory government and left and right Contracts. In Medway, one firm has been given 20million worth contracts in the last 12 months and are struggling to provide a 17 million worth dermatology service as per Kent Messenger report published 10 days ago.
Eureka !! They still calculated that one GP is there for every 2000 which is nonsense. With 3800 patient we don't have funding even for 2 full time GPs. Research lagging or am I just coloured so my white British patients also need to be punished?
The contents cover takes that portrait into account I am sure. If I had that valuable portrait, I wouldn't be working would I:)
Money, money money, they just want more and more of it. Subscriptions allow them to have champagne and caviar at our cost. I didn't have an ego problem so when I realized that first you pay for the MRCGP and then pay all your life to have that tail stuck behind your name, I did not even try to sit.