Bit like Secondary care getting away with Locum "consultants" that aren't even on the specialist register.
I wonder if women / men was replaced with full time / part time. Observation would suggest a part time worker is more likely to work more than their scheduled hours - does your data show that?
And I would certainly charge for the service if asked as it would be none NHS work
Let’s hope the practices learn to say NO
Networks - an enhance service no contractual requirement to sign up. A chance for practices to vote with their feet and refuse to sign up to networks.
So voluntary DES, so what happens if no practices in a locality want to set one up?
0.25 WTE per 50000 patients for the clinical director. That’s 295 WTE taken out of circulation across England. That’s really going to help the GP crisis.
Idiots, all the work done to make sure patients end up with prompt care / advice / action in the right setting ruined. They will be booking directly with the GP to be redirected to reception, secretaries, physio, PALS and yet another GP appointment wasted. At least it will be an easy, but pointless, appointment. No joined up thinking in the drive to satisfy IT mania.
Have we had notification that the current extended hours contract has been extended past its 31 March contract end date ?
Can they amend the legislation and remove all OTC meds as well.
NOoooooo, we have a balance of paramedics, minor illness nurses, practice nurses and HCAs with the most appropriate HCPs seeing the patients. Combine that with efficient working, post management / workflow, prescription reconciliation clerks and more then you can easily run with a list size double that. Wrong knee jerk reaction. Sort out the inefficiencies in the system first.
excellent idea, been asking for it for years
4 week waiting time - easy to meet. The referral criteria will be so restrictive and most, whoops sorry they already do that, almost all referrals will be rejected.
Locum = employee. Agree hours, number of contacts that meh be safely managed, then walk away. Not your problem.
Hmm refer urgently, well I do that but the patient will not get seen for 3-6 months
ID10Ts - take away QOF money - we will still have to do the work to keep CQC : and our negotiators our bound to agree to twice as much additional work to get the income back.
What a waste. There is so much waste in the NHS which will only escalate if you throw more money in what’s is currently a bottomless pit. Sort out the boundaries of the NHS 1st and ensure everyone pays at the pont of use, only then can we start sorting out its problems. Yet another reason to emigrate.
Stay at 3 years, take away the tick box culture, encourage some resilience and getting on doing the job rather than ridiculous restrictions on hours etc.... Rather like the NHS, the failings of trainees always seems to be someone else’s problem.
GP Monkey - move or negotiate better
unless they receive additional funding to provide a translation service to the local population, so what - it should be the responsibility of the patient to attend with an appropriate translator, and to pay for the additional time required, if they do not speak English.