Brandom, I actually completely agree with you. Give fewer clinicians the highest grade PPE to see patients with everyone else supporting in the background.
This makes no sense. At some point you need to quarantine all respiratory illnesses so 111 won’t be able to confirm. Unless the government is actually going to ramp up testing and allow all respiratory illnesses to be screened. The latter would be preferred but given the woefully clinically ignorant actions from PHE so far I don’t see this happening.
Not my obligation to provide them PPE, they can wait in the waiting area when they arrive...:)
I disagree with this. Either every surgery is asked to move to Doctor first for every single appointment or we keep things the same. These half measures won't get us anywhere and will just clog up our phone lines, give us longer queues and more patient complaints. Most of the closures resulted from people coming for bloods/coming to the desk to book appointments so removing the small number of online appointments will achieve nothing. 111 needs to increase capacity to effectively triage anyone in the country with Flu-like symptoms - that is the real solution here.
So GPs will stop working OOH so that they don't get their names published on the front page of dailymail. Well done BMA/GPC
Poor chap, probably had the wrong coloured bin bags in the clinical waste bin. Hope he moves somewhere better.
Right. So trust capita in 10/20/30 years time to pay you the sums owed (which when annualised and compounded probably 6figures). I have no worries about this at all.
Getting harder for CCGs to siphon primary care funding to the acutes, federations tearful that money being given to practices...i feel so sorry for them all........
So this 92p pays for 2% pay rise for all staff, additional 1% pay rise for GP Partners, Funding for SARs, covers funding for transitioning to online services and now also 1/3 of Extended Hours. GPC should be ashamed. Am just waiting to see what else this will pay for. Wouldn't be surprised if they claim this also covers additional 6% Pension conts from next year
This is utterly ridiculous. 2% salary uplift for all staff = 80% of the 92p. This leaves 18p and from this we are meant to contribute 30% on costs for a pharmacist?! Where is the money for SARs, where is the 1% for GP Partners? BMA should be utterly ashamed
Ermmm....85% of GP consultations do not require a patient to be examined?!??! I think not somehow...
Am sure they would also increase higher rate tax to 60% if not more to pay for all this... (i.e. out of our pocket anyway)
How is it possible to hold a GMS contract with all those exclusion criteria?? Anyone know how we can all start setting up exclusion criteria in our own practices? I'm thinking of excluding everyone with whole body pain...
I wonder whether the DoH will consider the detrimental impact of its chronic underfunding of primary care which has led to this moment...
What's wrong with a conference call? Technology for technology's sake.