Return to front line clinical work minimum 4 sessions per week and leave us alone
Thanks Katie another well written article there are always two sides to a story.
We are cannon fodder. Waste of time wearing what they provide may as well not bother.
Doubt Matt Hancock et al would see a covid19 patient with what we and the hospitals are being given.
Test symptomatic hcps now or face a complete collapse of the system!
I think your response is perfectly sensible. There is not enough specific advice from our esteemed leaders about what we should actually be doing on the front line in primary care.
Prashant I hope you are right but I am dubious. If covid-19 escalates I doubt the NHS has the critical care capacity to cope and the number of non viral emergency deaths is likely to escalate eg sepsis, stroke, ACS. Suggest you read the below, prepare for the worst and hope for the best
Please can our esteemed leaders at the BMA, RCGP and NHS England please issue a joint statement to support this - no chance of course...
Agree need more radical measures dr Kanani - hold QOF to stop us dragging in elderly patients, hold CQC and tell the inspectors/staff to return to the front line, suspend all non urgent CCG, BMA, RCGP, NHS England and PCN meetings and get the staff to get on the front line.
As curious has mentioned to the critics of the article what is the acceptable alternative to coping with the relentless increase in demand, not just in GP bit also A&E? PCNs etc will not do it and there will be no hand outs from the treasury.
We need to stop pretending the NHS is “world class” at everything and commission a detailed analysis of how we can learn from other effective health systems including potential charges.
Tony any day
Our esteemed leaders have debated this and rejected it in the recent past:
Never mind what the GPs on the front line think. In addition it’s not a political easy vote winner so unlikely to ever come to fruition. I’m afraid the only way you will be able to escape this is to emigrate.
Thank you for having the balls to do this and avoid following the herd with their nice soundbites
I would happily work more but but the tax and pension issues make this pointless. An absolute shambles that this has not been sorted. Instead Jeremy’s penance continues.
What are the stats on hospital prescribing? They probably don't exist. We are being hammered on this what is the pressure on secondary care? The excuse that "there are sicker patients there" is not good enough, we all know antibiotics are overprescribed and durations too long there too.
An excellent article - many thanks
How much coal face clinical work has the chief inspector done in the last 5 years. If it's less than 6 sessions per week she has no right to comment on "pressures facing the sector". Get back to the front line and do what you were trained to do.
What about the wait for routine hospital appointments? 6 months plus I find and growing. Yet patients more likely to complain about the 2 week wait for a GP. Considering our funding and staffing issues we are delivering a better service and access than secondary care.
Dont believe the hype, you are correct see the below, what a mess this all is, needs serous action by the BMA not just more words.
Where is the evidence that a shorter course resolves the illness completely and reduces antibiotic resistance? What measures are being taken to reduce (IV and oral) broad spectrum antibiotic use in hospitals?
Another attack, feel sorry for the doctor who will likely receive zero support from the top GPs and managers at the CCG, BMA, RCGP, GMC etc