I say when vocation ends!
Well said Clare, I haven't always agreed with you but that was spot on.
I am on my way out but I fear for the mental health of colleagues that I am leaving behind. It is not just us GPs that are on our knees, our staff are too and CQC places a huge psychological burden on them too; fear of letting us down and lacking the "professional armour" to face down the jumped up inquisitors that the CQC send to find evidence of heresy.
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NHSE caught red handed says it didn't want it anyway?
My children could do better than that when they were five!
Coroners have to be lawyers and do not have to have ANY medical training.
Sorry about the spelling! Off & 'and do'
People in Ivory Towers shouldn't be shielding themselves against common sense, they might like to get of their posteriors do the effin' job that we do!
Should I dust off my laryngoscope? Only 30 years since last used one in anger!
'GP's are ideally placed to....'
I am retiring because I don't want to do it any more; simple!
I have a life outside medicine, I don't like being exploited by patients or the NHS, I don't like 'tick-box' QOF, I think CQC are mendacious and pervert aspirations to improve by making unattainable perfection the enemy of good enough and I have had enough of 'could you just...'
So unless you introduce conscription I am not coming back!
I expect the fee would be set with so many exemptions and caveats that like prescription charges; less than 1 in 6 are paid for and the consultation rate for those with prescription charge exemptions far exceeds 5/6th of consultations. So no reduction in dross but a big increase in 'entitlement' :-(
In my view GPs earning that much are probably about to burn out; this is a great incentive for GPs to adopt healthier lifestyles and work less.