You're not really selling the idea of partnerships with your comments. Rather the opposite.
Please don't get angry. I wouldn't like you when you're angry.
What was the point of this vote? Had it gone the other way (i.e. co-payments), would the LMC have seen it through?
I wouldn't trust anything from them, full stop.
They couldn't even check a medical qualification properly (re: bogus psychiatrist).
Not fit for purpose.
This is why we as a profession are considered pushovers. The upside of being a locum is the flexibility and freedom to set your own working hours. If you don't get paid for working beyond your contracted hours, dont work there anymore! Just walk away and find somewhere else to work! I can just about understand partners and salaried doctors being caught up in this but locums? C'mon guys...
Best news I've heard all year!!
My "resilience" advice to everyone is - just make sure the patient cannot complain on the grounds of anything clinical. Just make sure you did everything clinically right.
Complaints about attitude, language, etc. are water off a duck's back.
Dear Emmas Wilkinson and Rosser, are you guys seriously claiming that locums get paid £60 per day?? Don't misrepresent figures to create headlines. This is Pulse, not the Daily Mail.
If a locum works an extra hour and charges £60 and then goes home - that does not mean he is paid £60 per day!
if you can prescribe but you don't want to and the patient complains - what is your defence? EXACTLY.
only thing that works is if you are unable to prescribe it in the first place (i.e. blacklisted, not available on FP10)
"If, for example, the partner failed to action secondary care requests this would be a serious breach of his duty to patients and might result in a referral to the GMC."
By that logic, if I forward an abnormal smear result to a cardiologist, they are responsible for acting on it or else they get referred to the GMC??
Whatever happened to whoever requests the tests/investigations, are responsible for the results??
I have a very high regard for receptionists. The amount of abuse they get from nasty patients can be soul destroying.
I have been a patient myself and although I felt that the receptionist I spoke (whilst trying to make an appointment) to was slightly abrupt, I did not take any offense as I suspect I was the hundredth person calling that morning. If you take the time to train up your receptionists properly, they won't be "overprotective" but "protective".
unfortunately the GMC interprets "protect patients" as "protect patients opinion"
doesnt matter if it's right or wrong, if patients say jump, GMC will say "how high" when they should be asking "why the hell do you want me to jump? is it because the doctor declined giving you antibiotics for your runny nose?"
not going to happen because of the local weather. being pale is the status quo, so getting a tan is desirable.
look at the reverse picture in hot Asian countries where being pale is considered beautiful instead.
This is clearly a PR exercise from the BMA. They are either jumping on the bandwagon or worse, hoping to knife Dr B G in the back.
I've always known (since my PRHO years) that the BMA are only in it for themselves (i.e. the preservation of the BMA and their AGM ski trips). The chair of the BMA are just there to get their knighthood. They claim to be a union/representatives only to fleece you of your hard earned cash.
just playing Devil's advocate here, but why did the poor chap leave it so late to apply for his extension?
I've had to extend my visa several time over the years (thankfully, I've finally got my PR status) but I've always applied well in advance.
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Woo hoo. Somebody has justified their superfluous job role for this year's appraisal.
Q: what is your PDP for the upcoming year?
A: I've got to come up with some drive/project with no evidence it will improve care (but it'll look good on paper)
A lot of effort (And money) to solve a problem that wasn't really a problem in the first instance (300 DNA per 7000, less than 5%).
Trying to work to 100% capacity is folly.
I once did sessions in a practice that telephone triaged every single appointment (in the name of efficiency) - the sessions overran by 30-45 mins constantly as the DNAs, sick notes, coighs/colds were weeded out. I haven't been back since.
Good luck Dr Hazida Bawa-Garba.
I, for one, sit firmly in the EMIS camp. Vision is horrible. The interface is a mess and built from code from the 1990s. No other software in the world can get away with such an outdated design / user interface at this day and age. When was the last time Vision was updated? 1992?