Sadly, this will only get worse. The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 changed the input of future Coroners. In the past, a Coroner could only be sacked by the Monarch and now Coroners are subject to a Chief Coroner who , in effect, continues the tradition of not interfering. Furthermore, the requirement for a Coroner to be a solicitor of 5 year standing has excluded many doctors with legal training from applying so we will continue to get Coroners with little understanding of the nuances of medical care and the influence of guidelines on practice. The problem is that my legal colleagues regard guidelines in the same way they view precedent ... binding and non negotiable (to a tiny degree). The Art of medicine is to use guidelines but adapt them to the circumstances and needs of the patient. This is not the first and will not be the last incident.
After 35 years, I have learnt such concepts are rewording of the same nonsense they are attended to replace with the same local GPs who get off on this sort of thing. It will fail as all things have.
I agree with all the above. Her case has been the proverbial straw that broke the camel's back. And to expand on Stelvio's point, would I have retired at 55? No. I did mainly because I found it demeaning to go through a meaningless second revalidation, being constantly afraid of complaints , being tired etc. and, yes, I, bitterly, miss caring for patients and being of some use.
Oh dear. Just when you think the College couldn't get more incompetent, they do this. As others have said, JHB is hardly a raging fascist. I do hope that Corbyn et al get the same treatment in view of their lack of support of Venezuelan doctors and their toils against a corrupt government and the persecution of Chines doctors who speak out. I am neither left or right wing but this sets an important precedent.
SUPER TED....Hope you're not a hospital cardiologist with your spelling.
Anyways.....once the meds wear off , I hope you will accept that Corbyn being an apologist for the IRA (and others )and the Labour Party accepting they have a problem with antisemitism sort of back up my points.And I also denounce the treatment of people in Gaza by both the Israeli Government and Hamas. You see, I have the unfortunate tendency to not care whether evil smells of Fascism or Communism. It stinks.
Duncan, you're so right. He threatens to leave over this when far worse things have happened at the College? If I had not listened many years ago to someone who challenged my so called pro life views I would not now be passionately pro choice. I am not saying i would suddenly become right wing but we need to understand where these views come from so we can challenge them and prepare to be challenged ourselves.
Delighted to see the writer has such a balanced and nuanced approach. So I look forward to lots of petitions critcising Trump over his views on abortion, extreme right wing views, the persecution of Christians in Saudi Arabia, the withdrawal of all funding from India and Pakistan until they spend money on the poor instead of nuclear weapons, the abuse of women in Asian countries, the use of prisoners in China for transplantation purposes, the lack of medical treatment (except for Party Members) in Socialist Utopias) , the banning of Corbyn from all RCGP meetings and an active campaign against any possible Labour Government until he apologises for his support for terrorism and the abuse of those seeking human rights, antisemitism and all forms of racism and abuse. Just tick those your morals extend to. I do not agree with the intended speaker's views but then again, I don't particularly like anyone from any side of the political divide who spouts hatred and at least, as someone else said , she is hardly a Tommy Robinson but then again Momentum members are hardly Jeremy ( privately educated man of the people) Corbyn.
God help us all! Finally agree with the RCGP for once. I would have a lot more sympathy with such protests if they didn't smell of partisanship. I don't like her views either but nor do I like the views of Corbyn who supports terrorism and evil regimes who restrict medical treatment to Party members or to those who have embezzled enough money to have treatment abroad......? Venezuela ?? Is the same group going to campaign against Russian homophobia? Thought not. Same old, same old, the right wing want to shut up the left and the left want to shut up the right. Sounds like the protesting GP group have too much time on their hands.
Great news! Of course, this will now be extended to all those other leaders of countries and their supporters who have persecuted LGBT+ people for years such as most of Africa, Arabia, Russia etc.... Oh, perhaps not
As long as they have adequate training, I think they could take over many of the roles in primary care. Certainly, the efficacy of dogs involved in CBT has been shown (Rover et al 2019, Ralphthewonderdog 2017). I would have some reservations with minor surgery, mainly to the possibility of needle stick injuries due to handling issues but wound care could be a great area to explore ( Effects of licking of wounds, Journal of Woof Studies ) And.....oh, I misread this , didn't I? I'll just get my coat then.......
Oh come on,
We moan about extra work then we moan when it is taken away. What is the evidence against yearly scripts? Oh....... listen to the tumbleweeds. And do you check 3 monthly Viagra scripts? Thought not.
Slightly puzzled as to why this is news. As someone who oversaw the running of OOHs, walk in centres and a practice, I was categorically told that such places were 'places of safety' and thus not subject to an emergency response, much to the disgust of the paramedics. My objections fell on deaf ears. The Ambulance service is understaffed and funded and has increasing pressures on its services so I can, partially, understand them going for the easy wins as who is going to listen to moaning GPs?
Ahem. Been here and got the T shirt. Skype servers are US based and therefore subject to the Patriot Act and subject to NSA, CIA, FBI and Justice department scrutiny. But that makes them totally confidential doesn't it??????
It's really difficult to encapsulate what 33 years has taught me about this subject after a while in Australia and study of other countries with insurance schemes. It could take an essay of many pages. I could cite Hume and Kant but I think it would best sum up by saying and not deviating from the point made but , and I am not filling up unnecessary space......but are you joking???? In a system that is free, why should they care???????? Have you lost your mind???? Yes, nurse, I am coming !!!!
Do I feel a QOF descriptor coming on? So how many bats in your practice have been tested?
GMC, our eternal thanks for recognising issues that have been part of the bedrock of justice for centuries. Your kindness in joining the 19th century makes me well up with tears. I, on behalf of all medics, offer you an apology. We all just didn't understand you were ignorant and more aware of your political masters. I could write more but the nurses here don't believe I am a Zblong from the planet Eurghhhh.
Fantastic! At last, a robust clinically led service which exudes quality......oh, isn't that it what it replaced....OOHs. So not so new.
Totally agree with Hogwash. But would draw the line at all Evertonian practices
You mean someone else agrees with me on this site........Must be getting old