Well lets hope the GP strike reaps more rewards than the junior doctor strike did...
I say leave! Let HMG reap what it has sown.
"People will only care when it affects THEM."
Which is why Pulse as a community of pissed off doctors is useless unless the BMA organises strike action.
Welcome to the Global Market!
The NHS is a healthcare company just like any other countries.
As such the NHS must remain competitive in today's market if it wishes to keep doctors.
So could people stop whining with piss poor statements like "your generation needs a good war".
"But it wouldn’t surprise me if they demanded to work to the letter of their contract"
This is a deeply worrying statement which contributed to me leaving the GP training programme.
1948 was a naive and juvenile period of time for the practice of medicine in general. Diagnosis and investigation was limited and so was the public expectation of the NHS. The public were grateful for whatever help they were given. When times were hard simply getting the NHS to work harder was enough to get by.
Since then medicine has progressed to match this equally progressive level of public expectation in what medicine has to offer the world.
Unfortunately, I feel this advancement has almost come to a plateau yet public expectation continues to rise (antibiotic resistance, lengthening cancer referral times, back-logged psychiatry outpatient clinics, over-loaded primary care services...)
Aggressive/overt rationing I feel will do nothing to tackle the root cause. Services are already being pruned and carefully allocated.
The NHS is a victim of its own success. What it really needs is a time machine. Either to go back to 1948 when what doctors had to offer the world was more limited, or to go forward in time where we eventually find the cure to cancer or obtain enlightenment thereby eradicating social depression.
Both the healthcare system and the legal system in this country and cr*p!
I honestly feel ashamed to be working for the NHS.
I found another case similar to Dr BG, it's interesting why BG is a criminal but no charges have been made against this doctor below:
"I’ll be astonished if payment by activity happens. However that’s what’s needed."
Dentist are paid by "Units of Dental Activity" (UDA's).
Why on earth do dentists get paid according to activity but doctors don't?!
I'll tell you why, because this country can't afford to!
‘They are covering some of the professional indemnity costs – although the challenge is we don’t know how much is really going to covered and how much GPs are still going to need to pay.’
To all doctors out there. DO NOT RELY SOLELY ON NHS INDEMNITY COVER!
Why on earth would a hospital be willing to hire minimal staff in an unsafe environment yet when something goes wrong put all the blame on the very staff they are meant to protect?
Conflict of interest! So you're going to need private indemnity cover regardless of the fact you also have NHS indemnity cover.
Too many people blaming the country's' problems on Brexit.
At the end of the day the UK is a tiny little island with little to no natural resources, cramp living space and no real prospect of future development compared to countries like Canada, Australia, China, Costa Rica....
This has no longer become about not wanting to be a GP but now about not wanting to be a doctor.
When the NHS was first created it to flourished as a result of the good will of staff who wouldn't dare complain. This good will is slowly draining away.
I'm part of the "buddy scheme" in my training programme to help support medical students. Believe me when I say 3rd year students onward are all very well informed of the issues raised by Pulse and the number is likely higher than 5.5% as I feel admitting to yourself that you've made the wrong career choice will only worsen your already broken morale.
This is hilarious. I was teaching 3rd year medical students today and a number of them approached me about leaving medicine and alternate careers.
"The more one sees, the more at risk one is of being struck off as they expect A class care without providing A class staffing numbers or A class funding"
Precisely why I left GP training and hoard of my colleagues are applying to Anaesthetics where patient expectations are "just don't kill me with your potions and I won't send you to jail". Contrasted with GP land where I remember patients refusing to leave my consultation room until I printed out a script for paracetamol.
The NHS is great if you're on deaths door or with an otherwise chronic life shortening condition requiring frequent specialist input.
For everything else it's useless.
Can someone please report these CCGs to the GMC please. Oh wait the GMC doesn't care about bonified cases of patient safety.
"If you don't care about people then why be a Dr?"
Not sure what preferring private healthcare has to do with not caring about people. I'm just fed up and tired of waiting for the"perfect government" to come along and transform us into the "perfect NHS".
So instead of wasting my time moaning on Pulse about the government until I retire I'd rather be hopeful of something more realistic.