NO! It is worong to say GP numbers have 'hardly increased'. We've had year on year decreases: Net 2000 less WTE since the promise unless like NHS digital you include FY/GPST! 50% GP retire early and many more are moving to part time.
I don't believe anything Charlie says. If he'll lie to parliament, why not to everyone else?
The 5000 WTE extra GPs: Yeah, only 7000 still to go!
(NHS digital can massage those figures if you like: Would you like FY with that?)
Flexible = opt out periodically = Loose 20% of pay and all death in service benefits....
Not a good solution. But Governement are not budging... so given that 3 day week career = pension £5k more per year than 6 day week working, I've thought of a better way ahead....
I'd put it differently: 'GMC has further seriously damaged an already bad relationship with Doctors and its Chief Exec has lost all confidence of the profession'.
Many LMC are alreay coorniting group actions. We are among them.
It's a scandal. I am also surprised that the National Audit Office spokesman is supporting arbitrary, extra contractual, unlawful service charges.
SO far PCNs see basic PCN forms and EH as the main items. EH as the ongoing burden.
Next year as the next tranche of obligations come online, we'll see if there's any capacity to do anything much above work to rule....
If our practice hands back the DES (PCN are a DES) I will be salaried to no one. This sounds like DoH revealing how little is understands GPC and GMS?
It is well understood by Kings Fund/ Nuffield Trust/ GPs that NHSE and DoH do not understand primary care. But DoH does understand how to offload risk and responsibility. Only without the authority and funding the 'offload' is cosmetic. I note that DoH are also experts at spin. Style over substance does not seem to bother them.
We are in (very slow) legal process coordinated by LMC vs NHS Propco. They are demanding manifestly unlawful charges, supported by the National Audit Office. Problem is that while arbitrary £30k/ year charges sound modest, it's been accumulating year on year during the legal process.
When short of key staff, and those are under huge pressure, the KLEAST sensible thing is to insist on underused low impact EH/ EA. The 8-8 fiasco is style over substance of a whole different order of magnitude than this. Though why CCG are involved with PCNs seems problematic on another level. Nothing to do with them how PCNs work!
We are in a Town where we3 have 1:3000 GPWTE: patients. We have 6000 new homes planned, and zero expectation of recruiting GPs. Indeed we have 50% 50years old, and 50% intend retiring
50% GPs, 40% dentists, 30% consultants ALREADY retire early. Everyone knows it and why. The figures are on the rise... and that trend is the interesting new development.
Wrong: GPs don't supply: GP prescribe, Pharmacies dispense and wholesalers supply. MHRA control toxicity. Careful!
And how much consideration for inadequate resourcing is in the guidelines. NICE say it's a factor but it's not clear to me how much that stops the iniquity of 'excellence creep'.
I saw quoted 100,000 Dr and nurse vacancies currently. Sounds like the rate limiting step?
Saw the Director of Primary care in Kent this week. He knew nothing about it, had no plans. Noone knows much. Local Community Health Trust (nice DNs dysfunctional Admin) is denying access to anyone seeking details of their contract, KPIs or even the service specs. Joined up isn't it?!?
All our local spare GP capacity is working in the minor illness WiC. Much better conditions all round than OOH.
Eh?!? Nothing to do with GPs. They don't need to finds anything. It is no longer in their remit, they have no obligations after 1830h. And this has been the case for over a decade
Which would you rather work?
OOH, heavy, hard, unpleasant, risky, poorly paid, unsocaial hours, unsupported, unrelenting, unappreciated......
WiC, minor illness, appreciated, in pleasant environment, no visits, better paid, supporting 8-8, 7/7. On a sunday in 12 hours you might see 3-4 patients (locally been zero since april).
DoH/ NHSE should not wonder where spare GP capacity is: It is being misemployed. Out regional Primary Care cannot get anyone nationally to understand it.