Don't believe the hype
...but at the same time make sure don't prescribe any antibiotics and don't miss any early cases of sepsis or we will be down on you like a ton of bricks.
I wonder how many coal face clinical sessions they all do together, in total, per week...50?
AA taper needs to be scraped and the current 40k AA threshold increased. If this doesn't happen not much will change even taking into account the flexible contribution proposal announced today...which in itself is a very wet Elastoplast temporary "solution".
It was my understanding that ‘threshold’ income was income from all sources minus legitimate personal expenses and pension contributions rather that just ‘all taxable income’ as referenced in the article. Not sure now whether I am right or wrong?...I would appreciate some clarification.
Patients want the world on a stick shocker!
Clear as mud then! Imagine the outrage if a GP posted a covertly recorded consultation online without the patient's permission.
Not sure why any sane GP would do OOH anymore
Why don't we just start statins at birth for all.....after all you can't be too careful.
Wow that's great news.......never even heard of Sir Malcom Grant but I'm sure Lord David will do a great job of...err...doing something.
I think I'm going to start using leeches again....also a large Ostrich feather so I can tickle the demons out of them
Perhaps H S-L's comments were a little premature.....the Pandora's box of inevitable medico-legal claims hasn't yet been opened or filtered through yet.
All positive news then...no problems to see here....now move along please!
This is good idea (for once). The usual suspect drugs they request and have been on in prison haven't been prescribed by the medical wing....they have been obtained from other inmates from supplies smuggled in......instead of getting them 'ready' for collection for them it should hopefully mean we are in a better position to say no!
Come 2020 the DoH and Hunt will just spin their abject failure away as quickly as they plucked the 5000 figure out of the air pre-election....they genuinely don't care which is why partners are continuing to retire early or switch to locum as there is no prospect of any real or meaningful change on the horizon. The present Govt want primary care to fail...then their friends in the private section can ''ride to the rescue''
Shabi has my vote...HVs are a complete waste of a doctors time....I can see 4-5 patients at surgery for the time it takes to do a single HV with round trip travelling
There is nothing actually wrong with the partnership model in theory...it's just that it has been willfully starved of resources for the past 15 years by the DoH to extent that younger GPs now (quite understandably) don't want to become partners any more....but now we need a review into why that is and what can be done to reverse the siutation...err I just told you in one sentence!
So QOF income scaled back but still have to the same amount of work....then new (more) work just to maintain existing income....absolute genius RCGP!
In a few years time when there's an inevitable increase in the amount of deformed babies born to crack addicted obese alcoholic mothers there will be an out cry..''something must be done!!"
Yes the main learning point from this encounter is if an 'emergency' appt the you just deal with the single issue 'emergency'.....she gets to pick from her list which this is....the rest can be deferred to a routine appt.
Medical students and junior doctors are intelligent people.....why should we pretend that GP is a glorious career when it plainly isn't. Until the politicians and organisations like RCGP take some real and decisive actions to change this situation (don't hold your breath) then nothing will change. Modern GP is a job to be endured rather than enjoyed.