At the rate GPs are retiring/laeving it may well be Matt Hancock. Better start dishing out the suicide pills.
Has this irritating red faced little Tory placeman not been given his jotters yet?
And I thought the GMC were anally retentive about maintaining good practice....
Doctors necessary to protect public's health says common sense.
@Last Man Standing
I don't think those over at The Fascist's Friend have any time left for her.
Fair enough. We'll let the millions decide.
The GMC allow you to use a different name from your real name do they? Wow.
How can I apply for that?
Previously it was you who played the 'man and not the ball' first when you criticised me and my colleagues on here for hiding behind avatars. It would seem that you are doing exactly the same.
That is just rank hypocrisy is it not?
There are no Christopher Hos on the GMC website who are currently registered. How do you manage that then?
Dear General Pharmaceutical Council
That'll be all thank you.
It does make an interesting read. Post 2nd world war it is interesting that the US Govt spent it way out of economic trouble.
Increasing consumption (the fascination with GDP having to go up every year) is the very definition of capitalism, and in an unregulated way it is eventually going to screw much more than just our health service.
I agree with you about the abuse of the system, I am a full time GP seeing this every day. But you will know as well as I do the effects of the media and politicians on patients with their 'you can't be too careful' and 'you can have it all now' approach.
I fully agree with the want vs need approach and you are are right about the political meddling- if there were some way of devolving healthcare to a cross party system then there might be a longer term approach. The Scottish system although not perfect is much more consensual because of the proportional representation.
Contrary to your belief PPI was started by John Major's Government. I agree with you that it is rubbish but remember that the NHS infrastructure had been run into the ground by many years of non investment and neglect by the time 1997 came around.
I am sorry to hear about your partners. There are a lot of GPs up here too that are leaving or retiring early because pensions are not a devolved issue. You would imagine that a Government that actually cared about its people and the public servants looking after them would have acted on this by now, realising the harm that is doing. I hope you manage to recruit.
@ Chis Ho. You state that the minority of the country are taxpayers are supporting the rest?
Could we see some figures on that please? I assume that you are not including children?
If what you say is in fact true then it is a terrible indictment of a system where there are millions of people who do not reach the level where they pay tax. If the poor can't pat tax then are you saying that they should not get healthcare? If they are on less than £11K per year then are you suggesting they can afford to pay privately? What is your solutions?
Finally- I would give more credence to your comments if you were a practicing Dr in this country.
I think if there was a way of maintaining the RCGP as an educational, apolitical organisation and a way of preventing grubby pole climbers like Steve Field from using it as a springboard, then yes, I might still be a member.
I suspect that most of its members and regional bodies do have a heart but they are very much let down, or are letting themselves down through the appointed heirarchy.
I don't think that is in any way a moronic commentary.
@Big and Small
The other perhaps more correct argument is
If you continue to stoke up demand on a cash limited system it will eventually expire, allowing that majestic white horse of capitalism to ride in and 'rescue the day'. Now I wonder who's been in charge of the country for the last 9 years to make this sort of scenario more likely?.
(I'm not a socialist or communist by the way, just someone who believes in fairness, equality and balance)
'told with a veiled threat by a senior officer that I was on a watch list of subversives'
Don't worry Alan.
That is better than being on a known list of complete arseholes....
Well said by the way.
Agree with all GPs above.
I do not want to support an organisation who would accept money from the likes of the Sultan of Brunei.
Agree with above. This should be targeted to those who are at risk- I would imagine secondary care would have the best idea who these might be- and then over to Public Health to sort the screening out at local BTS facilities (if there is snything left of public Health that is).
The NHs is not the problem
The dirtbag politicians who are running it into the ground for their own nefarious gains are the problem.
We have decided to reduce your workload...
by increasing your workload.
These useless idiots have gone beyond parody.
It is clear that you are an arsehole sir.