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Unfortunately, going by past records, most of the GP docs aren’t very ballsy. Ideally, salaried GP doctors are supposed to determine how they work according to the contracts they sign with the practice. Sadly, most partners will be only too happy to push for the service.
Here’s the thing, there will not be any changes other than GP doctors having to do telephone triages , and then filling into sessions . Patients are not dumb and will devise clever ways to getting a “clinical ground” to see a doctor. Regardless, I’ve started to prepare for my Canadian exams in earnest with the hope that global demand will drive up employment opportunities. If not, then perhaps geriatrics/radiology training would be second choice.
Hahahahaha thanks for the claps Boris.... that killed me. I really hope my plan to port out to canada works out. Just looking from a trainee point of view, I can tell that we, as GPs have been impales on our goodness. Shame there is no GP lobby group.
Fantastic. Partners are gonna foam at the mouth while locums will get their money gloves out. Just great.
During my induction, I understood that the QOF was usually agreed on by the partners towards the year in question and the practice I train at held a COVID19 meeting where I raised a naive question “ what happens to your QOF income?”
“Well, that’s protected and the pandemic will not affect that”
Who’s naive now?
I’ve scheduled a meeting with a canada GP recruiter on Tuesday afternoon. Wish me luck.
Lol... Partners be like: “We DiD tHe rIgHt tHiNg gIvEn tHe cIrcUmStAncEs” meanwhile it’s taken six weeks to get funding reimbursed.
I am not impressed by the GP partners, or the BMA. I would expect that the BMA (or if there is a GP association) would be active in pursuing early repayments/funding in the interests of the average partner out there. Unfortunately everyone in GP land seems to act flaccid about seeking money. If you offer a service which was not preplanned or part of a contract. It was an emergency that GP played an important and active role in suppressing and managing too.
I googled Melbourne yesterday and it seems nice.
@curious, training in another speciality, what would you suggest? I like sports and exercise medicine and can use my mrcgp as an entry requirement. If there are other specialties that allow it, or are short enough I would be happy to give it a go.
@curious, LoL... everyone’s acting like crabs in a bucket, partners are acting salty instead of using this period to work out the kinks towards job security in their next contract. What do I know anyway? I’m just a trainee or better yet an apprentice hahahahaha
Fantastic! The entertainment is in the comments. So clearly there is a trend where older GP docs tend to favour locum work, partners don’t like em because locums hurt their bottomline. Funny because it seems that now, younger trainees are now more open to travelling, living and working outside the UK and come back to retire. Wonder if the percentage of locums will go up due to the number of older partners who join them, and what the govt response would be.
Kevlaecardie, you write so beautifully.
I’m a GP trainee and hearing this makes me thrilled. I’m keen to have a chat with my clinical supervisor who is also a partner about arranging a drive-thru at our practice. It’s gonna be wicked!
The GMC is doing its job. All doctors should call on the GMC to refund and suspend payment of dues for this year. Reason is simple enough, some of us will pay them with our lives during this pandemic.
If a staff member gets the disease and dies from it, would that count as workplace death? Do their families get compensated for that?
Please how does this make any sense? Anyone with half a brain knows that the elderly and children at the most risk from respiratory illnesses.
Any retired GP who accepts this position is two faced and that’s facts!
TO all those living in fantasy land expecting that the patient gets to face prison time, please wake up.
This news tickles. The government is trying to place a bandaid solution over a festering mess in the health sector.
Careful Dr Samir, they may bloody well take your suggestion serious haha
**GP trainee**Some things do not make sense to me. There are at least 33,000 GP docs in the UK which means that they are supposed to have one of if not the strongest logging bloc among medical specialties. Why not lobby, even quietly to push through policies that favour Doctors? The BMA clearly isn’t good enough to push through GP policies.
Can someone ELI5 please?