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Matthew Shaw

  • Revealed: Why you are earning less than your neighbouring GP practice

    Matthew Shaw's comment 12 Nov 2019 1:25pm

    It is a pittance. But could be enough if patients didn't overuse/abuse the service.
    Charging patients a "prescription charge" to see the GP would stop 50-75% of consultations and we could get on with the real work.
    Think plastic bag tax. Harder evidence from consultation rates Ireland etc [i think 20 euros - 75% reduction]

  • How GPs are being buried under secondary care work

    Matthew Shaw's comment 31 Oct 2019 5:45pm

    Thank you for continuing to raise this important issue. WE are drowning. Hospital colleagues are not our enemy. The truth is that CCGs have been proposing and driving this shift to primary care without resources as a cost saving exercise for years - it costs them nothing and we just have to work harder. Until the BMA negotiate some sensible tariffs for this kind of work we will continue to drown and our waiting lists will increase