Sounds great. I'll believe it when it happens. EMIS Web is currently useless. Urgent messaging is still not working (we've been waiting for weeks), freezes all the time.
A couple of years ago a patient reported me for delaying a diagnosis of lung Ca by 6 days (unfounded and nothing came of the complaint). My defence union said I should not point out to the patient that they had been informed on 10 occasions prior to the diagnosis to stop smoking and that as well as diagnosing them my other responsibilities in 10 minutes included health promotion...
We are hamstrung on so many levels when it comes to having an honest debate,it's almost impossible to be "confident".
Lots of practices already do this including my own.
The problem we had last year is when local pharmacy providers tell patients " we are working with your GP to provide the flu vaccination" and then give the vaccine...
The GMC need to recognise that they are a large part of the problem. Many GPs would work longer or locum after retirement,but the prospect of revalidation/appraisal is often the final straw.
The complaints process is now completely one sided. We are hamstrung by a legal system which means our own defence providers are so terrified of the legal costs that we apologise for complaints that are totally spurious and ill informed. We are in a system now where it's often cheaper to pay out and make the complaint "go away" than to do the right thing. This applies to personal injury and the other increasingly complex area of employment law, where practices are often paralysed by speculative no win/no fee legal challenges by disgruntled employees.
Revalidation is often the "final straw" for those close to retirement. If the GMC want to retain experienced GPs, then they should address this.