A west country GP
He told the truth and, as is the way of things these days, he has “apologised.” Doesn’t change a thing. It’s all part of the plan.
Don’t worry! Jeremy Corbin will sort it all out.
We need them at the front sooner not later. Like Battle of Britain pilots after a few hours solo or Blackadder's "Twenty minuters" (This is intended to be vaguely humorous.)
What I want to know is as the GMS regulations say that one cannot decline a registration on grounds of age, illness, pregnancy etc. how can Babble-on get away with it?
Totally agree and they are going to be examined in great detail in secondary care so I rarely do them. However, the other day a colleague who does felt a nodule in a man with symptoms but a low PSA and they found a cancer. The exception that proves the rule?
Not another “once in a generation challenge”? Lansley had one of those too, they do come around quickly, don’t they?
The other day a research nurse from the DGH phoned the practice during a consultation to express “surprise” that I had not prescribed a statin for a frail very elderly lady with multimorbities including dementia. Staff and family were left in no doubt about what she thought of my careful consideration based on years of knowing the patient and her family. Didn’t give her name though!
NHSE were scanning practice websites yesterday to see if "service provision changes" were being made without their being informed according to our LMC. No pharmacist in our local pharmacy. No one seems that bothered...
And the pharmacist tells the patient the price, they complain, the chemist tells them they could have the medication on FP10 (and in 9/10 cases FOR FREE) and the patient is back on the phone wanting a prescription...
Every little helps!
Nice bit of journalism, Pulse - well done.
And insurance? And indemnity? And CQC? And confidentiality and all the other stuff we never had to worry about in 1984 when I was doing hospital locums as a medical student. People used to trust us then. Life is so much BETTER now. Never forget that.
We had some Gordon Brown Memorial Extended Hours surgeries to make up for after various bank holidays so decided to open up on Sat Dec 30th with 3 GPs offering 2 hours each, 6 hours of clinical time. These appointments were freely bookable and available online too. We saw 8 patients between us.
You can add Somerset to the list
But does the practice have residential permission? I think the CQC and NHSE should investigate this potential misuse of NHS-reimbursed premises at once.
Pay at our local DGH is £47/hr not £80. You work as part of a team, people are pleased to see you and value your experience as a GP, the work is interesting and you get sent on regular breaks. Is it any wonder there is no trouble recruiting?
I'm on our LMC and we are all jobbing GPs including registrars, sessional and salaried GPs.
...or even "Sir Simon."
Arise, Sir Steven. Only a matter of time.
I was planning to retire in 2020 when seniority goes. I thought that this might persuade me otherwise. It hasn't.