Hi Heather. Hypnobirthing is a very progressive approach to pregnancy and labour. I’m guessing there isn’t enough good quality trial data out there just yet, but it’s certainly a guiding trend. No one should be stigmatized for requesting pain relief, then again the same should be of the opposite scenario. My wife gave birth in a pool in our front room With our second child (I flooded the front room in my panic to get things sorted but it still worked well!). No pain relief, remarkably! I agree with some of the attitudes in Emma’s Diary. Outdated
Completely flies in the face of recent evidence that suggest continuity is very important. Especially as patients get older with more comorbidities. It’s short sighted.
Not without full consultation peter. Im a young GP partner and we are managing well at present by engaging with the wider cluster and working with other partners. Unilateral chanbe could be damaging
GPs come to the fore as scapegoats yet again! When will this Jeremy ‘witch’ Hunt end?
I would hope that the data will be taking into account other factors contributing GI bleeds to NSAID use? My confidence in the systems that govern and monitor is less me to summise that this will unlikely be the case.
oh I want to know what happens at the end?! Xmas special!?
However, but very wary of the phrase "I'm sure it's nothing but...".
Great piece. Good laugh while struggling between surgeries.
HSL comes across well towards the end here. Howvber, I do feel that trainees need to be exposed to the full effects of funding on GP and now the new models of care can impact on certain practices unable to accommodate it.
To censor younger GPs from the full nastiness of general practice will do nothing for their development. They need to grow into their role without being protected and take on the work head on, so they can learn what they should be doing in a 4 or 5 year training course in their first few years post CCT. Leadership and commissioning can come later.
I'm not sure I understand your argument. You tell us that we shouldn't discuss the negative aspects of our profession (of which there are many) but then dont provide us with any alternative argument to suggest why we shouldn't!? We have reached a tipping point and it's high time we all started sharing the success stories provided by the desperately needed GPFV...oh wait...
This will probably be an "off the shelf" plan from KPMG with absolutely no local context whatsoever. Cascade down?!
No filling in pointless lists every few months. No reviewing discharges to fill out more firms to assess whether it was an acceptable admission. Sounds like a reduction to me.
Perfectly summed up by Alan here.
I'm here for the next 30 odd years. I need to see that my corner is being fought for me, with the conviction that I hold had that many others in my situation share (the ones that haven't upped and left already). We deserve better. We certainly don't deserve to be treated the way we have in recent weeks by this government.
There is no crisis. He said so this morning. He also wanted to thank the healthcare staff for all their hard work.
I feel so much better now he has recognised all of the extras hard work we are doing.
Would be nice if a bit of funding followed that extra work.
I think medium sized is the way forward. 8-10k patients. Maintains enough GPs to cope. Still small enough to feel like you are part of a functioning team.
The only reason GPs are suggesting it's the future is that's where the funding is going. There's enough money to fund GP as it is. Gov is not willing