The best thing they have ever done! Now GP practices can get on with what is important - patient care!
How wonderfully refreshing to hear about someone who is prepared to make a stand against the bullying regulatory behemoths like the CQC, GMC, NMC, etc., It is time that the hardworking, well-intentioned health care workers took co-ordinated action to demonstrate that we are no longer prepared to kowtow to their dictatorial methods which are sapping the morale, and destroying our NHS.
Do we have a candidate for Poet Laureate 2020?
An absolute travesty! Do impressions are more important than justice, compassion and the welfare of individuals in the eyes of the GMCs cronies!
And what about the unfortunate nurse who was scapegoated? No doubt her career, reputation and life as well as those of her dependents has been destroyed by the even more authoritarian despots of the NMC!
National Hopeless Service; same situation - same sentiments.
No doubt 111 will monopolize appointments for unnecessary attendances for minor self-limiting conditions taking away even more availability from the genuinely sick who need attention, like it does regularly in the out of hours services.
It is well known that all of the regulatory bodies belong to the old boys network and scratch each others’ backs. This was demonstrated when I submitted a letter commenting on the impact “fitness to practice investtgations” by regulators, often instigated following vexatious complaints have on those unfortunate enough to become victims to the BMA. This was prompted by a combination of the treatment at the hands of the NMC and an article which I had read in the BMA News. My letter was published but dumbed down by censorship from the publishing panel that it completely altered the impact of what I had submitted. In spite of bringing this to their attention it refused to amend it. It transpired that certain members of the panel had previously worked with or had contacts within the GMC. Surprise, surprise! A closed shop situation. GMC, NMC, CQC all come under the same umbrella, and it is about time that the grass roots workforce united and stood up as a body against these dictatorial bullies who make the Orwellian thought police look positively benign. Dr Beerstecher, I and it would seem that a crowd of other medicos honour you as a hero for your stand and we are fully behind you. More power to your arm!