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!
There will be plenty who will want to take their places if it means less time doing the really stressful stuff of seeing punters. (Not that all admin type doctors do; just most.)
Odd, because in my experience the WiCs used to say...."Go and see your GP".
The BMA is involved..... oh dear!
Can someone show some decent evidence that two weekly visits to the otherwise well elderly stops them getting suddenly ill?
Serve them right for reading, and believing, the lies in the Daily Wail.
You have a stark choice: suck it up and carry on whingeing, or do something about it, like RLE. Your call.
So, like so many of them, wasn't able to DO the job, but thought it was easier to tell others how to do it.
If anyone else wants a job like this, please form an orderly queue behind Doctor Iscariott.....
People like dr Quislingsworth need to go back to seeing patients for 70 hours a week.
I can tell you:-
More work dumped on you
More slagging off in the press
Another pay cut
More severe regulation
More difficult re-validation
More threats from the GMC
More threats from the police
If you work in the UK as a GP, that is.
I think he/she was illustrating the problem.
The only thing in their in-tray is to let it wither on the vine, but who cares? It's what the British people have just voted for. Let them suck it up and then scream when they can't get a home visit for grannie.
Never mind: taxes won't rise, and we'll be "in control".
Really? What about the USA then? Were they run by the Labour Party?
Shame about Dr Wollaston though; she was probably too honest to be a politician for long. I wonder if she will be going back to being a GP? Not if she has sense.
Er.... the Labour Party didn't bankrupt the economy; there was a world financial crash brought on by the greed and hubris of the bankers and financiers- the sort of people the tories love. Some people's memories are indeed short.
You're all right, but David Banner nails it.
I wonder if the govt might like to politely ask the retired, like me, to come back and help for a month or two?
Of course, there would have to be paid MPS/MDU, an emergency re-registration with the GMC, no expectation of dealing with health promotion, checking boilers, or signing parachuting forms, and,,,,,,, the killer..... a shedload of money!.
Shame a LMC Sec has actually VISITED an EOL patient "just in case". What an example! Our coroner was very flexible over the 14 days.
If you are not careful you will have nursing homes asking you to visit ALL frail patients every two weeks, "just in case" they die.
I have to say it and risk getting flamed, but so many of the latest generation of GPs, as a result of being swamped with the RCGP's obsession with naval-gazing and psychobabble, couldn't deal with a really sick person, other than perhaps recognising that they WERE sick and then dialling 999. To some extent understandable with the less exposure to sick people and decision making in the role of FY1 & FY2. Sad really, and i don't blame our younger colleagues; I blame the RCGP. Mind you, we might be good at signing sky-diving forms and checking old people's boilers.
I just find the whole transgender thing a bit odd. Firstly, it's a TINY number of people, blown up by the TV and radio out of all proportion.Secondly, whatever modifications you have done to your body externally, internally, every cell will have the same XX or XY that you were born with, unless you have something rare like XXY etc.
Lies, damned lies, and the GMC.
It was predicted by some of us c 10 years ago.