If the cost is the same it only confirms what everyone has known for a long time,these and other exams (eg PLAB)are just there to spin revenue for these organisations-they give a toss for training, standards and trainee wellbeing.
My own personal plan is-sit at home and avoid this like the plague.
Simple way out- see one patient that meets the criteria and then self isolate for 14 days.(I'm already doing this 😀)
"Post truth Practitioner-Stop bragging about your NHS at the hustings and to your sniggering international mates, and accept that it should be in the history books and not the newspaper."
Totally love the comment!!
My 2 cents:
1) thank God I'm a Locum
2)this will go the same way as PCT,Health Authority,CCG etc
3)make sure you have Private health insurance for yourselves
4)better gone than never!!!
Absolutely agree with Christopher Ho.
More money spent =more wasted
Every young dr planning to do go should have it explained this:its like swimming in shit-swimming is fun,its the shit that'll kill you!!!
The plan for GP's:
2) private ltd company -to lower taxes
3)manage your own pension
4)private health insurance-don't expect the NHS to look after you and yours-its the same story of underfunding and overstretched work forces
5)consider off shoring your finances
6)consider offshoring your job
7)have an exit plan/alternative career
Private limited company anyone?none of this applies with a private pension!😀
Or better still,explore going off shore?
Predictably anything that upsets the applecart for GP land is bad.even if Babylon doesn't manage to achieve it's aims some other company will.traditional GP is an outdated model whose time has come.
So,now will we see all the NHS trusts deaneries and yes,our great regulator the GMC admit their mistakes and freely and of their own accord compensate everyone involved???of course not,after all the time wrongly accounted for was spent on patients-so Drs should never think that they deserve to have this calculated and paid for.moreover does this affect pensions' as well????that's another scandal waiting to blow up!!!
Hmmm,I'm just wondering how this could be applied to BREXIT?
So here goes:
Post Brexit,the economy collapses,both EU and nonEU migrants decide to leave(similar to GP practices closing and patients moving).this causes vacancies in surrounding economies(aus/nz/uae/canada)to fill up rapidly.when British citizens try to leave because prospects at home are bleak,it risks causing further pressure on surrounding economies.so the UK govt responds to criticism of pressure on public services in other countries by - banning the outward movement of British citizens!!😊 outraged British citizens feel that their human rights are breached,but because of Brexit and the subsequent scrapping of the human rights act are unable to get justice!!resentment and anger at lost opportunities grows,until having been ignored for a few decades by the BREXIT loving elite,the country decides on a Referendum...
(I'm beginning to see a pattern here😲).
Hmmm? is this a first for the NHS- a group of MP's that actually showed some commonsense???!!!.so POCT has a cost in time and money?? who would have thought? next bright idea-educate pt's to ask for the test rather than the treatment??How much will that cost? then do a cost benefit analysis that suggests that doing the right thing is too expensive- so pass the buck back to the GP !!
thank god i left the pension scheme in 2013 after forming my ltd company!!!I wont be surprised one bit if everyone wakes up one day to be told that there is no pension scheme any more!!!better to manage your own affairs than allow these nincompoops to do so!!the only plan left now is to move my affairs offshore !So sorry to say it but this country and it's institutions have never been a "reliable boyfriend".
for once i support Babylon,not for their model,but their comment re bullying tactics by the RCGP et al.The "axis of evil" i.e the DOH-Royal colleges-deaneries have put paid to many careers and ideas.Besides ,we talk so much about patient choice-why not let patients choose (or reject for that matter) what they want?
I agree wholeheartedly with being able to charge pt's -both for core and noncore services!!!!as for 2-tier system- the last 4 episodes of ill health in my family have had to be private because timely NHS care is simply not available any longer-so i'm busy propping up a system that i cant get what i need out of.
Can anyone tell me the name of these companies?to tell the truth I would like to offshore myself 😋!!!lower taxes,no regulation-what's not to like?
"It sounds like a nexus "
if it looks like s**t and smells like s**t,it is s**t!!!
amongst the people benefitting-dont forget the GMC experts/appraisers from our own profession-lower than vermin.
Thank god i stopped contributing to a system that was obviously useless.one fine morning you'll wake up and find out that the NHS pension scheme is bust!!!
as mentioned by some above:
1) so many others have suffered the same fate-at least thousands of Drs and Nurses. The problem is ,as this case has demonstrated( and dr day's) ,that you have so many bodies that can inflict damage on you -Hospital trusts,deaneries,GMC,civil courts,criminal courts etc that its hard to know where to start.
2) what no one is talking about is that if Dr Bawa Garba had lost this appeal what would have happened to her immigration status.Presumably in addition to losing her professional identity she would have been stripped of right to stay,had her passport marked,been rendered stateless and homeless,denied access to the very healthcare system she served and then finally been deported.
Hahaha hahaha hahaha
Another one bites the dust
Hi there - just to be clear, this particular doctor was not subject to a GMC investigation
in response to the above comment- i'm pretty sure that the particular Dr was afraid of being referred to the GMC.This is enough to push anyone already close to the edge over it.the threat of a GMC referral has ruined many lives and careers.