Took Early Retirement
Having worked in the salt mines for nearly 34 years, I have grown tired of mendacious politicians of all parties constantly trying to make my life impossible, using the aid of their all-too-willing running dogs and lackeys in the press.
Currently keeping my head down and waiting to be called back to the colours, but only when I am offered massive sums of money and free indemnity. I may be gone a while!
Bob Hodges for Pope!
Another domino falls.
Southern Health again..... just google them for a look at their record.
I find it very funny, in a schadenfreude sort of way.
Gosport, medically speaking, is a complete dump. Huge sink estate at Rowner. High-demand, high-workload, low-remuneration sort of General Practice. Caused, mainly, by GPs voting yes to the last contract, which was not workload-sensitive. You reap what you sow, and the BMA sowed it for you.
Well, that was worth waiting for, wasn't it? It will have people rushing to become GPs in their thousands.
I think the current cacocracy (govt) have more pressing things on their minds, and always will have, frankly.
Actually, I would have added "A 30% pay rise" to the list, "suspension of CQC" and "re-working the GMC from the current doctor-hating cabal that it is".
Never mind, it probably kept some people away from patient contact for a few sessions, and there might be a MBE or two in it, which is what really matters.
Not even "Jam tomorrow".
A long time ago we had a short-lived thing called a PCG. We covered about 70,000 patients but it was forced into a larger PCT as it was "too small" we were told, and the buzzword was also "co-terminosity", so we lost out on that as we covered the area of two councils.
Isn't someone just re-inventing the wheel here?
Mind you, it might let a few more "Fugitives from the consultation" open their own magic casements onto a new world where they will be paid fairly generously for attending meetings and sending around email memos.
Just like most (though not ALL) doctors on CCG boards, who were previously on PCT boards, etc.
True AA, but remember the cap applies to anyone's pension pot; not just the NHS. Perhaps better to put the money into ISAs and property as and when one can?
I'd have thought the lack of seniority pay was a big reason for many bailing out before 60. It was a factor in my leaving early.
yes, the RCGP will no doubt say that he "could have done more" to avoid it.
It's always jam tomorrow, never jam today.
Sorry- 80 not 8.
This takes us back 8 years to time when you COULD become a GP right after med school and be an assistant for years before becoming a partner.
There is no way I could have been the doctor that I was without my time in hospital. (Terrible though the conditions were.)
We really WILL produce then doctors who will be "just GPs". Perhaps we should re-name them "Apothecaries"?
QB- don't worry, the BMA has NEVER represented coal-face GPs and never will. It is a spineless quisling organisation led by donkeys.
We've been here before. How many billions went down the drain last time?
Yes, I too left, AND I have a Honda Cross-Runner!
One of the things I felt was my job, as a GP, was to make a diagnosis AND with that, TAKE RESPONSIBILITY.
No noctor would do that. As it happens, it's not a term I used, but only as I thought it an ugly word. I mean, how else do you describe someone who is partially filling the role of a doctor, on the cheap?
18 months for the legislative process? That's a lie. Remember the BSE panic? They banned beef on the bone overnight.
GMC and government work together as they HATE the independence doctors have.
Sorry colleagues, you have to either retire or emigrate to avoid this pile of excrement.
Absence of evidence doesn't necessarily mean absence of effect. It just means not enough research has been done.
Quite, Cobblers and the GMC vermin believed the complainant, not the GP, when there were NO witnesses.
GMC- lower than vermin in fact.