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!
You're all so NEGATIVE! It can be a wonderful, rewarding and well-paid job.
Just not in the UK.
Dream on folks. The BMA would never do anything to make life easier for doctors and a little more difficult for the patients.
Actually, nothing will be done. GP workload is not at the top of anyone's agenda. Nor will it be until a few unfortunate people die for want of a GP. (The sort of scenario I imagine is people with flu deciding to call 999, so that the Ambulance service ceases to function, as well as the ED.)
In addition to the last 5,000 one presumes?
Who are they staffing these practices with, I wonder?
Considering PULSE is a medical website, they really ought to know what an "Opiate is"!
Remember Hinchingbrooke and Circle? That failed too!
Funny, isn't it? All these private companies, whom the tories love, are making a pig's ear of managing GP practices. Just like the private providers for the"security" at the London Olympics.
Politicians never learn.
Shame they don't all decide to shut. Dialling 999 or 111? Hmmmm... not a lot of use if you want a certificate or a "Letter for the council to say my child's dyslexic and therefore we need a new boiler etc"
CQC, like the GMC: lower than vermin. Shut some more practices and see how that helps? Why not start in Ramsgate?
I was so disgusted with them that I handed back my Fellowship.
I'd like to know who commissioned these rubbish services and who allowed them to set their own terms?
Nooooo. If a claim comes up (and it's unlikely) put all your assets into an offshore trust (far away!) so you are worth nothing to a claimant.
The truth is more likely to be that they have to find more witches to pursue in order to justify their existence.
I'd not been surprised.
I can't help thinking that if there is a decent screening test, those who are too thick to want it are just helping the rules of Darwinism. Their call. Why beg them to have screening if they can't be bothered.
Peter Patel is dead right, except that I suspect most CCGs have GPs as a fig-leaf only.
In other news, bears start to defaecate in the woods.
There will never be enough home-trained doctors and nurses. All governments are too mean to pay for what is needed. Cheaper to poach them.
BTW, I am NOT proud to be British, nor English for that matter. I WOULD say that I am pleased to live here, on balance, and compared to much of the world I feel very lucky to have been born here. I may tread on some toes here, but once you start saying yo are "proud" to be "X" (Insert a nationality of your choice here) it is a very short step to "nationalism", and my reading of history is that nationalism has been at the root cause of most of our wars and conflicts over the last 100+ years at least.
So I'm pleased to be here, but I'm also an internationalist, who would welcome the mixing of races much more; always providing that it occurs in an atmosphere of mutual respect and tolerance. And that's so often the problem.
Something I saw on a t-shirt recently was very apposite:- "If your religion tells you to hate people because they are not of your religion then YOU need a new religion".