No account of turnover or increasing expenses. I assume eventually those that are left will be on £80,000 at which point (if not before) we all become salaried.
Not sure people have changed. Most just want to feel valued at work and at home. General Practice has been massively devalued from when I started nearly 30 years ago. No wonder those that can are leaving and no-one is joining. Politicians of all parties and our leaders have been complicit in the process. RIP General Practice.
If you were a politician your holidays would have been "fact-finding trips" and expenses paid.
Looks like further deckchair re-organisation, no Plan B & definitely no more cash.No recognition of ever-increasing expenses so "pay stability" is a joke.
I thought we had an SNP government & that health was devolved? All parties are playing the same game.
Another way to provoke a run on the pound if government contracts are viewed as worthless.
Tiny matter of contract law getting in the way of this otherwise brilliant wheeze. Of course if you don't believe government needs to obey the rule of law then there isn't a problem.
Sadly, if you are providing a cost-effective service you are very unlikely to get increased funding - the expectation will be for more of the same.
"Priceless (and actually quite cheap)" - that's the real tragedy if General Practice collapses.Apologies for negativity!
I'm still awaiting the offer of golden handcuffs as reducing hours & retiral make increasing financial sense given our bizarre superannuation arrangements.
A patient requested an urgent prescription for the same day. It was explained that prescriptions normally take 24 hours but that we would do our best. The prescription was ready 2 hours later. We then received a written complaint that we had breached our own protocol.Sadly it wasn't meant as a joke. Don't see why that merits a rapid reply.
I think the problem is mainly a lack of education about how to prepare food.
Couldn't agree more but why can't politicians of any party see this?
Pradeep Bahalkar is quite right. As I said in a letter in this very journal in 2004,politicians of all parties want rid of the NHS but need a scapegoat for the bad news stories. It was obvious then and our leaders should hang their heads in shame.
Don't know where the money is going but several practices in Edinburgh folding and the Health Board's only concern is increasing our rent and telling us we can't have a restricted list. Precious little evidence of anything robust or sustainable in this neck of the woods.
From the oil revenues no doubt.
Free prescriptions for all in Nicola's Nationalist Paradise.....
Surely you're not suggesting that Public Health Information should be for the benefit of the public rather than to increase the anxieties of the worried well? I await the first response from the aggrieved allied health professional....
I'm scots, work in Edinburgh & think it's very funny & very close to the truth. We appear to be heading for independence at any cost.