An insightful article about a common tragedy which has few safeguards in UK! GP’s are not able to fix poverty and neglect! Wise to realise Our Limitations Early! Then cynicism and burnout can be managed for longer! Thank you for your values- do not lose your compassion for the ill, weak,disadvantaged in Our Society.
Scarcity in numbers is a Strength! As GP workforce withers the “panic” amongst the Politicians will increase! NHS not sustainable under current model! Simon Stevens will not get funding for 5 year plan Thus STI will fail! Anew model of Primary Care using multidisciplinary team members proactively and few GP’s continuing as”consultants “ to Primary Care teams is future model after current model fails
Interesting article-useful IF you speak arabic. After a few years it may pall-returning to NHS may be a "challenge" BUT there will be other opportunities abroad!
Desparate Times call for Desparate Measures!
I used to train GP's some from abroad ie.Russia.They were competent professionals.However numbers needed to reverse those leaving are substantial! No sign that DofH.recognise problem or have a sensible strategy to address the Problem.
Recruiting most of 5000 GP’s from abroad is a poor idea! GMC already concerned about “standards” in some Central European countries! Brexit is an opportunity to consolidate acceptable standards NOT dilute them!
I think Brexit will NOT disadvantage NHS provision! European Working Time Directive has been dreadful for medical training and the GMC will be able to manage Standards more effectively Post Brexit! NHS needs £5Billion Now to Survive! Brexit will have little effect
An inevitable consequence of delay and deliberate ignoring of the frustration of NHS GP's over many years!No Surprise!But will anything change or improve??
Increase in Burnout is a sign of despair! General Practice is in crisis and the Government is not able to change the vicious spiral of slow disintegration!Workforce issues will exacerbate the steady decline!Sad!
LMC’s Motions are reasonable and should be discussed! Some GP Practice could convert to Private Practice because of Demographics! Other areas will be unable to manage this option and will also need support to survive! GPFV is unsatisfactory in implementation! BMA would be wise to facilitate this discussion.
Too Little Too Late and No Extra Funds! Set Up To Fail! A Pity
GP computer algorithms are An Adjunct to Clinical Acumen NOT a Substitute to allow Physician Assistants to behave as GPs! Politicians and NHS England should be encouraging Primary Care Physicians Not undermining them ! Measuring “the measurable “ because it can be “ managed” is Not The Solution it is alleged to be!
Appalling situation which will encourage early retirement of older GPS and severe strain on remaining principals! Steady reduction of morale in Primary Care doctors and staff. Hunt should be very concerned for the future of NHS! A sad legacy for all to see.
CQC activities continue to bear down on General Practices in the hope of promoting Federation model of Primary Care with deployment of Multi Disciplinary Team to mitigate decreasing number of Family Doctors who are Retiring Early or Emigrating! A Perfect Storm.
When I founded my 4 Dr training practice 30 years ago we offered physiotherapy for our community! Funding was always an issue and eventually we abandoned the Service! Political will and money are Critical and Absent!
A useful initiative But still too little too late! Hunt will not achy required numbers quickly enough.
A Challenge but needed as GP recruitment currently is Far Too Few!! Good Luck
GP Shortage will continue currently as Work Conditions deteriorate. Emigration post MRCGP is very seductive for young GP's who do not have major financial commitments.2000 imported GPs unlikely to solve workforce shortages. Hunt lacks a plan to reverse this decline.
A Vicious Circle of Despair! Another CCG in crisis as workforce “challenges!” bare their teeth! Uncertain how long Hunt can paper over the cracks/chasms of under resourcing this Service?
Forceable Allocation is a very blunt instrument! Safety concerns will push GP's to close lists pre-emptively! This vicious circle will damage morale further leading to recruitment and retention,as well as retirement challenges.The misery continues.
BMA make valid points and "routine" secondary care referrals out of area must be a very last result. Another example of very poor Central Planning!Winter Flu epidemic will further stress an overheated system.