So it is possible to charge patients to use GP services without dead bodies piling up in the streets. Has anyone told the RCGP and the BMA?
"NHS zero tolerance"? Really?
The BMA will predictably sell GPs down the river following some cosmetic tinkering.
No comment from the BMA, our alleged union?
The RCGP are completely out of touch, again. Nearly everyone else knows PCNs at best will not help, and in current form make things worse. Scrapping not renegotiation is the correct response.
Charging a modest fee to consult would reduce GP workload and increase funding overnight.
PCNs nonsensical, no further discussion needed.
RCGP, as usual, colluding with the enemy.
No doubt the BMA will be horrified to discover that 7/8 GPs earn less than £100k, and will be busy trying to make that 8/8 asap.
Still not learnt the lesson of the plastic bag tax.
Still burying GPs in pointless nonsense - Appraisal, CQC bureaucracy, useless LESs and DESs.
Sadly, the reversal of the Criminal conviction does not guarantee that the GMC would reverse their decision.
The GMC recently changed the standard of proof required in their processes from the more demanding Criminal standard of proof "beyond reasonable doubt" to the less demanding "balance of probability" criteria.
Quite why the BMA did not challenge this change is a mystery, as innocent Doctors will inevitably now lose their livelihood and reputation as a consequence.
If we had even a half-decent Union we would long ago have had an organised boycott of fees until Massey resigned, and the change from the criminal standard of proof to the civil standard of proof for GMC hearings against Doctors was reversed.
Appalling story. Well done MPS for supporting the Doctor.
Incredibly the lying accuser still has anonymity, unlike the falsely accused Dr.
Call Beech, "Nick", was a CQC inspector. A fine organisation.
Until there is widespread recognition that the NHS is fatally flawed, politicians have their hands tied.
The GMC could help reduce pressures by by suspending Appraisal and Revalidation, an intervention of no proven benefit and a significant contributor to workload, stress and premature retirement.
Another problem that would be considerably diminished if those who used the service were obliged to share the financial consequences of their behaviour.
"What about the USA then?"
Incompetent financial regulation. Remind us, who was responsible for the regulation of financial services in the UK during the decade the decade leading up to the Crash? Labour.
Dear BMA, you chose to openly and publicly back Labour in the recent election, do you seriously expect the Conservatives to do you favours now?
"the Labour Party didn't bankrupt the economy..."
Canada, Australia hardly noticed the Crash.
Labour made Britain particularly vulnerable by maxing out the spending so that there was no money in the kitty when the roof started to leak.
Labour repeatedly do this, promises of responsible spending are ignored and the Tories get the opprobrium for trying to sort out the mess.