Not attending Breast screening is an entirely rational decision. How many of those attending understand that screening is more likely to harm than benefit them?
Looks to be a good time to be a Medical Negligence lawyer.
Anyone care to hazard an estimate how much the NHS owes GPs because the claiming processes are unfit for purpose?
Will complaining about the CQC improve quality of inspection? Worth a try.
The obvious mechanism to increase funding and limit demand is to do what most of the civilised World does and introduce top-up fees or co-payments; but the BMA will always prioritise "saving the NHS" ahead of the interests of Doctors.
The NHS is the fundamental problem, a monopsony that abuses staff who have little choice of alternative employment.
Inability of so many docs to say no is surprising, but perhaps the lawyers will change that.
Always entertaining with NICE trying to work out which lobby group or vested interest is behind the guidance.
Expect it to be unavailable on the NHS as "lacking evidence" until the rest of the World has been using it for a decade or so.
Difficult to see how this could be enforced.
But good to see Dr Everington revealing his dictator tendencies publicly for all to see.
Dr Nicholls is just a caricature and the less oxygen of publicity we give him the better. The sad thing seems to be that he lacks self-awareness.
Having met and worked with Dr Nicholl, Rees-Mogg is right; both believe in ideologies unsupported by evidence.
NHS declines to pay market price, supply dwindles; drugs and staff.
Make MRCGP optional.
Abolish Revalidation and make Appraisal optional.
Restrict CQC inspections to Practices where there is evidence for concern.
Abolish Appraisal and Revalidation.
Make e-portfolio and MRCGP optional.
Teach business skills to Trainees.
Support and encourage GPs to Practice Medicine outside of the NHS.
Quite why anyone is prescribing opioids for more than a week or two, outside of drug addiction services, is a mystery.
Anyone who has used these risk calculators in Practice for very long will have seen how useless they are. Most events occur in people with not particularly unusual risk values; the small number of people at very high risk often don't have problems, and are reluctant to take drugs or significantly alter their lifestyle. Another example of ivory tower irrelevance.
Butcher runs Vegan cafe in spare time.
Only a problem if GP persists with the lunacy of FATPOA. Charges for appointments would reduce demand and improve GP funding.
Remember the plastic bag tax? Only 5p. Charge £5 to book an appointment and the problem would largely disappear. And the money raised could be spent improving services.
Author presumably Transported to Australia for Crimes against Comedy. Hopefully for life.