Is it me, or has Dr Kanani simply stated what has happened? The question is- have any of the masks been used in consultations? And why were we explicitly advised they were safe?
I’m genuinely amazed locums have the position that they’re “owed” work. I’m a locum and have always been aware I’m subject to supply and demand. If individual practices make an effort to keep using reliable locums despite potentially not needing them in the short term to ensure reciprocal goodwill when work picks up - well that may be a smart move.
You have a problem- one of the most crucial jobs in the country is so crap no one will do it. Do you a) fight hard to negotiate a decent contract or b) try to bribe people to do it?
All the above can be yours! Just demand it, with the concrete assurance that if it is not provided every GP will resign. We need to blame ourselves....
@Occams Razor correct- the only reason they're so desperate to restart is because if they don't they will lose staff who will have to return to the frontline- the same one they are trying to decimate.
End of life discussions need two things to go well- familiarity with the patient and family and time to talk to them. So continuity and a controlled workload, something completely undervalued by the morons in charge who don’t do the job.
I’m a locum and I agree- live by the sword die by the sword. No one forced me I chose to because the economics of salaried/partnership didn’t add up. Now I’m lucky to have OOH work and some special interest to fall back on but I can’t complain about market forces when I chose originally to take advantage of them.
@Christopher Ho - no, you are absolutely right. Because it’s simple economics. People get a free chance to win the jackpot of a successful lawsuit, and lawyers get lots of lovely taxpayer money. Only people that lose out are GPs, who are forced to keep treating them no matter how often they get sued! Ker-ching!!
Reading about him, he sounds like a wonderful man. Condolences to his relatives, RIP
Could someone assess how different countries approach to PPE has depended on the supplies available to them? If there is a link between poor supplies and advice suggesting lower levels of PPE are acceptable, could we sue those who gave that advice for manslaughter?
@carfentanyl lol sounds like a good care plan, perhaps leave a bin of doxycycline in the lobby and instructions how to get to ED
Extend lockdown until cases are low. Then keep the least intrusive/most effective parts going (no cinemas/gyms/mass indoor gatherings) with a containment strategy of testing and compulsory masks in close confines. Best I can suggest
Evidence based medicine is science. People not using or interpreting it correctly is a different matter.
Richard Pengelly sounds like an odious little turd who doesn't deserve to lick the shoes of the doctors he's chastising...
@ GPSTWO - really? A and E can deal with primary care? Arrogance or ignorance. And the idea of emergency doctors to staff GP is a deliberate joke highlighting how it is assumed GPs should be mopping up hospitals inadequacies but not the other way round.....
1) Patient makes stupid decision to attend ED with trivia
2) Government- how do we accommodate this foolishness better?
3) Government drain only highly efficient part of NHS
The thing that I really hate about general practice is the patients valuing your opinion as precisely worthless.
It’s almost like there aren’t enough GPs and they’re unwilling to adequately remunerate those that do exist
I was in a role for several years and supervised lots of noctors. Some were amazing. Some were nightmares. Supervising them was very stressful. If you are using them try and have them on a different site so they’re forced to deal with their own workload.
Why do the BMA hate us so much? For a very hard working highly trained professional £150000 is totally justified.