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Sudheer Surapaneni

Sudheer Surapaneni

  • Niall Dickson: 'The GMC accepts there is a lot more to do'

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 24 Jan 2015 3:42pm

    The deaths are only a tip of the iceberg, as most of the damage cannot be quantified, as it is manifested in loss of work of the doctors, emigration, burnout leading to early retirement.

    There needs steps taken by the medical and health regulators in coolaboration with NHS Employers and the Government to stem this unnecessary steady erosion of morale and the work force.

    I suggest

    1. A work force and planning body, independent of the NHS and the GMC
    2. GMC to assess the impact of the procedures, more thoroughly, especially on the subgroups of Mentally/physically ill doctors and Ethnic and foreign gradute doctors
    3. Use Occupational health supportive route in the sick/vulnerable doctors instead of the disciplinary route.
    4. GMC to give 'advisory' letters instead of 'warnings'.
    5. Government,NHS and the GMC to launch a fund for retraining of the deskilled doctors.
    6. Fitness To Practice procedures to be used only in exceptional circumstances, unlike now.
    7. Investigation into the lack of legal representation in upto half of the GMC hearings.
    8. Making the GMC procedures accountable with compensation for the loss of earnings and careers of the doctors who are exonerated after prolonged, in some cases upto half a decade or more.

  • Niall Dickson: 'The GMC accepts there is a lot more to do'

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 24 Jan 2015 3:41pm

    Warnings by the GMC for minor dismeanours are affecting career and work prospects of doctors, which in some cases cause irreversible damage.

    The GMC has to use Occupational health procedures in sick doctors affairs instead of using the Fitness To Practice procedures, which are causing untold suffering and in some tragic cases, deaths.

  • Niall Dickson: 'The GMC accepts there is a lot more to do'

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 24 Jan 2015 3:40pm

    The procedures applied by the GMC, after a complaint, are, Interim conditions or suspensions by the Interim panels, which convene upto six times in the first eighteen months period. At the end of this period, many doctors are being offered 'Voluntary Undertakings'(most doctors do not refuse for fear of referral to the Fitness To Practice). This pathways is highly questionable on moral and ethical grounds, as the doctor is persuaded to accept when there has been no findings of fact made against him.

    If and when the conditions and Undertakings make the doctor unemployable, the deskilled doctor cannot find support for retraining.
    No compensation for damaged and lost careers.
    No retraining responsiblity taken by Deaneries or NHS.

  • GMC to introduce 'emotional resilience' training after finding 28 doctors under investigation committed suicide

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 10 Jan 2015 8:54pm

    General Medical Coulcil is like a beaurocracy with legal and statutory powers which are beyond the legal system in the UK.

  • GMC to introduce 'emotional resilience' training after finding 28 doctors under investigation committed suicide

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 10 Jan 2015 8:53pm

    I made the Freedom of Information request on the 13 th December. I requested immediate release of the GMC's own report which is originally scheduled to release in early 2013. I was denied the report in summer and then again in Autumn. Finally the GMC had to release the report, as it could not delay further under the FOI Act.

  • Thousands sign BMA online petition calling for repeal of NHS reforms

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 19 May 2014 10:02pm

    We are fed a diet of Socialist ideology which is only practicable to deliver in the heaven or hell.
    In heaven- Care for patient depending on the patient's need.
    In hell- Care with unaccopuntability.
    But on earth, with unlimited care needs and ever increasing expenses, it is imposible.
    Atleast, we, professionals have to face up to the fact that NHS in this form will not survive in few decades.
    Privatisation or innovative payment schemes should be explored on emergency footing. We should lead rather than blame the private forces.

  • Revealed: Thousands of complaints against GPs held secretly by the GMC

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 05 Mar 2014 7:22pm

    The trouble with complaints is that any rubbish complaint can be not be investigated by GMC. No reasons given.
    Legally GMC can do whatever it wants. It gets courts approval in most cases, Judiciary operate a 'non interference' policy in regulatory affairs most of the time.

  • BMA to meet with authors of MRCGP review to discuss findings

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 02 Oct 2013 2:36pm

    #institutionaldiscriminationnhs continues daily at every sphere. BMA has to address this more strongly than at present to win back the trust of the BME doctors(at least 30-40% in the NHS)

  • Evidence of racial bias in MRCGP exam claims author of independent review, as row erupts over 'contradictory' second version of research

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 02 Oct 2013 1:15pm

    The #institutionaldiscriminationNHS is at all levels and continues on a daily basis.
    "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win"-Gandhi

  • Number of fitness to practise complaints rises by nearly a fifth

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 01 Oct 2013 6:01pm

    This is done brazenly under the watch of the Judiciary, the parliament and out Trade unions and royal colleges etc. NHS loses the skills and services of many doctors because of these procedures.
    What are our leaders doing?

  • Number of fitness to practise complaints rises by nearly a fifth

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 01 Oct 2013 5:59pm

    The process is that GMC/MPTS panels give suspensions or conditions without making any investigation or a finding against the doctor. They can do these for eighteen months without convicting the doctor of anything. Thet just read out the allegations and then read out the doctors' defence and then they can do whatever they seem fit to maintain 'public confidence' or patients or doctors' well being.
    I thought human rights mean we are innocent until proven. But these eighteen months nothing is proven but you are brnded 'dangerous' for one reason or the other. watch my video here.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehKfnezwqoM

  • GMC launches internal review of suicides among doctors facing fitness-to-practise investigations

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 01 Oct 2013 11:53am

    Thanks Stephen Mcminn for not using the anonymous identity. Most doctors have extremefear about putting their name in even acknowledging the establishment abuses. It shows the level of bullying and harassment prevalent in our profession. The petition got only 1197 signatures in over two months because of the same reasons. We are divided, apathetic, terrified and most importantly suspicious.

  • GMC launches internal review of suicides among doctors facing fitness-to-practise investigations

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 30 Sep 2013 4:51pm

    Criminalising health professionals' mistakes and dealing them through regulators' bodies is a way for the all the others to escape the real issues which are at the heart of the problems. Convicting doctors on 'manslaughter' charges does not look fair when the managers at the Mid Staffordshire dscandal walked away with big handouts.

  • GMC launches internal review of suicides among doctors facing fitness-to-practise investigations

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 30 Sep 2013 3:51pm

    As soon as the investigation process starts, the GMC effect will start ruining the doctor.
    1) The employment the doctor is in will be terminated in haste by the locum/NHS /agency with no explanation or compensation unless the employer is sysmpathetic to your situation and he/she is strong in the management heirarchy.
    2)Informal networks disappear instantly, as people suspect you 'guilty'.
    3)The GMC calls you to the Interim Order Panels, where the complainant need not be present, except an allegation in the hands of the GMC solicitor/counsel which raIses questions ( vague/unproved) And the panel can do anything they seem fit to maintain the public confidence!!!(suspend/restrict licence without even doing a proper trial) See videos by me below:-
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ehKfnezwqoM
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pEKD5htWRyA

  • GMC launches internal review of suicides among doctors facing fitness-to-practise investigations

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 30 Sep 2013 2:41pm

    The Independent expert psychiatrists do not examine you as a patient, but you they are asked to give a medical report. In the process, you do not have patient-rights, s you are not their patient.
    The expert assessors and witnesses brought by the GMC are protected by the GMC.They can do any number of basic/serious mistakes but they will not be investigated for their fitness. If you complain, you will be branded 'wexatious'.

  • GMC launches internal review of suicides among doctors facing fitness-to-practise investigations

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 30 Sep 2013 1:27pm

    GMC procedures show most of the targeted are the International graduates. They get referred by the NHS employers for smallest of the reasons, which they would not do in case of the White/British graduates.NHS racism comes to the fore when the doctor in question suffers indirect discrimination at the work place, and he is further discriminated by the process of GMC referral. And the doctor finds himself suffering double whammy of loss of work,career and legal help, as the Defence organ isations refuse to help because of the costs involved.http://www.bmj.com/content/346/bmj.f4088

  • 8,500 doctors face removal of their license after failing to engage with revalidation

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 14 Aug 2013 10:54am

    Where are the objective measurements in the Revalidation?
    Subjective babble will produce results similiar to the results like at the CSA exam.

  • International doctors granted judicial review of the MRCGP exam

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 13 Aug 2013 1:16pm

    Charity commission is supposed to regulate all the charities. What is it doing?
    Zilch

  • International doctors granted judicial review of the MRCGP exam

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 09 Aug 2013 5:45pm

    Yes, that would give some balance according to common sense. But may not be enough, as the system is skewed against competent doctors of minority and International background.

  • International doctors granted judicial review of the MRCGP exam

    Sudheer Surapaneni's comment 09 Aug 2013 1:37pm

    Racism exists because most of the time the perpetrators do not recognise it. Most of them are not villains or horrible people. Thay are just unaware of their automatic thoughts and biased behaviours.
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