GP principal - 25+ years
Lets dumb down the NHS. That'll work!!!
Thank god for experts! Otherwise how on earth would we know that we don't have enough time to do the job properly?
I'm a GP and proud of it. Those who aspire to become 'consultant family physicians' do, I suspect, want to do a little less consulting and a little more supervising. Stay connected with your patients.
Collecting stats for the DH is not a job for a GP.
BMA. Do your job as our trade union and reject this move outright
It seems to me that the GPFV was a statement of government policy and not a contractual change, so was doomed to failure without adequate funding, resources and leadership/management. Just because the government says 'we want you to do this' it won't necessarily happen.
So now it's official? The NHS does not have enough money to treat all those who are entitled to be treated by the NHS.
Spot on Dylan. And when you've started alendronate, if they tolerate it and are compliant, the advice is now suggesting to stop it after ?3 years or so.
Excellent questions, pathetic responses.
09:30 Bicycle commute
?double blind, randomised study. I suspect not.
If you wanted General practice to collapse tomorrow, you would remove the partners. We are the glue that currently holds the whole system together.
This clearly isn't a 'super-practice' is it. It is a collection of practices who share some back office functions. If it was one practice then surely the Hurley Group itself would need to be put in special measures.
This GP Federation has large cajones! All I can see is financial risk.
I guess that's 445 newly qualified GPs who are waiting for Crapita to allow them to practice!!
Further death of partnerships. We are not preparing registrars for that or even for salaried posts. We are preparing them for part time locums.
Capita couldn't organise a lively party in a licensed establishment. Simply not fit for purpose. Perhaps they could use that as their strapline:
"Capita: Simply not fit for purpose"
Well it's priorities isn't it? If you're not prepared to give up the fags for half a day, cancel SkyDaytime or cook instead of having that takeaway tonight, then the kids will just have to put up with earache.
This is a national scandal. Many practices are owed 5 figure sums. How on earth do they continue to get massive government contracts?
I think that this is an interesting reflection on the way things are going. We have tried to control demand for the last 20 years, and it hasn't happened. Rather than continue as King Cnut's perhaps we should all become 'Primary Care consultants' and devolve the day to day drudgery of repeat prescriptions, sicknotes, coughs and colds (and BP, QOF, minor illnesses etc) to lesser mortals in the 'Hub'.
This comment has been removed by the moderator