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!
The govt is clearly desperate and will do ANYTHING rather than pay GPs a proper rate for the job.
I would be prepared to bet a small sum that they will be paid at least twice the amount, per patient, than a GMS practice would get.
Northampton eh? I wonder if they've heard it's the place to buy boots? Or was, like 60 years ago when we still made stuff other than just whingeing massively obese people who want their "rights".
Cedric clearly has a rosy view. Good luck!
The problem is that people forget the RCGP is not about pay and conditions. For that (don't laugh!) you have the BMA.
DOI- did my bit for the RCGP in my time. Was on my regional faculty board, but gave up my Fellowship in protest when they started saying that it was a wonderful job because we could help people sky-dive, and they were incapable of getting my name and address correct. I thought, "Do I want to be a fellow of an organisation that is so inept". My Fellowship of the other College (Physicians) I keep, because it has a zillion percent more credibility.
And all 50 together have....no influence at ALL. Waste of time and effort to produce such a list.
But the CCG is run by GPs, is it not? I think we should be told.
Odd, because in most cases the accused CAN be silent with no adverse inference.
The failed murder cases wouldn't happen now, as "common cause" could be used. Non?
I doubt the Tories will care. In other circs I'd make a joke about rats joining a sinking ship, but I strongly suspect she is far too nice a person to say that about her, even though I've never met her.
She might even haunt these fora?
Good point about school! Good reason for ignoring this trash.
Nice to know that Babylon are being supported by a regime that has just recently allowed women to drive, and even more recently, allowed them, graciously, to now travel without their husband's consent. It also beheads people, has banned Christianity, and as for being a Homosexual, well guess what happens.
Saudi Arabia has a criminal justice system based on a hardline and literal form of Shari'ah reflecting a particular state-sanctioned interpretation of Islam.
It is usually carried out publicly by beheading with a sword. A recent report by the European Saudi Organization for Human Rights (ESOHR) shows that the number of beheadings in the kingdom during the first quarter of 2018 rose by over 70 percent compared to the same period last year. Occasionally they can be performed by shooting.
A public beheading will typically take place around 9 a.m. The convicted person is walked into the square and kneels in front of the executioner. The executioner uses a sword known as a sulthan to remove the condemned person's head from his or her body at the neck. After the convicted person is pronounced dead, a police official announces the crimes committed by the beheaded convict and the process is complete. The official might announce the same before the actual execution. This is the most common method of execution in Saudi Arabia because it is specifically called for by Sharia law. Professional executioners behead as many as ten people in a single day.
Crucifixion of the beheaded body is sometimes ordered. For example, in 2009, the Saudi Gazette reported that "an Abha court has sentenced the leader of an armed gang to death and three-day crucifixion (public displaying of the beheaded body) and six other gang members to beheading for their role in jewelry store robberies in Asir." (This practice resembles gibbeting, in which the entire body is displayed.)
In 2003, Muhammad Saad al-Beshi, whom the BBC described as "Saudi Arabia's leading executioner", gave a rare interview to Arab News. He described his first execution in 1998: "The criminal was tied and blindfolded. With one stroke of the sword I severed his head. It rolled metres away... People are amazed how fast [the sword] can separate the head from the body." He also said that, before an execution, he visits the victim's family to seek forgiveness for the criminal, which can lead to the criminal's life being spared. Once an execution goes ahead, his only conversation with the prisoner is to tell him or her to recite the Muslim declaration of belief, the Shahada. "When they get to the execution square, their strength drains away. Then I read the execution order, and at a signal I cut the prisoner's head off," he said.
And if that doesn't sicken you, and you want a bit of light relief, you can google about the chief exec. NOT a criminal of course, but makes for interesting reading, especially around "Circle".
IN summary the advice seems to have been, "Throw her to the wolves so the public will be happy"
The story is very reminiscent of Admiral Byng.
Write to Massey and tell him what you think. Sounding off here achieves nothing.
This is great because it is a form of grass-roots industrial action but the BMA isn't involved, thank heavens, and it is worrying the government.
So we mustn't have a postcode lottery, and we mustn't have a centrally driven NHS. Er......
Took their time. At least it will shut up the BASC who have been loudly shouting that GPs should do it for free.
Fair enough, but why are the appointments almost always academics?
Jam tomorrow- again. Believe him at your peril.
Good point David B. I'd just say that for a lot of patients, say with chronic MSK pain, nothing much works except something like a small dose of S/R morphine. I never found anyone whose life was transformed by the "Pentin" drugs. I did have a small number helped by low dose MST or even a low dose Fentanyl patch plus top ups with other things.
Oddly, an awful lot of people (purely personal observation) found Co-Proxamol helpful and it was as cheap as chips, despite all the evidence that it was not better than paracetamol.