Who are they kidding?
"NHS England heard ANECDOTAL evidence GPs retired early to avoid the new rules." - GP retiring early for this reason is NOT anecdotal. It is widespread.
Two of our current full time partners including me are cutting sessions down for this reason. Another has taken premature retirement.
DrDeath - this happens all the time. has happened to me. Apparently we as Doctors have to be always aware of our professional conduct as per GMC guidelines. We are supposed to be superhumans at all times.
Pradeep, forget about the Crossbow- IF the doctor had just used swear words - which a patient himself had used against the doctor - the doctor would be in trouble with NHSE/GMC. This is not Hypothetical. It is based on actual facts.
‘Our message is clear - if you cannot make it to your appointment or no longer need a consultation, please let your GP practice know in advance so the appointment can be filled by another patient.’-- or else?!!
let me guess - please book another appointment!
and if you miss that too -- book yet another one!!
council of despair is spot on- The job now is just about survival - you hope you don't make a bad error and hope you can make it to retirement or a career change.
go for it chaps!! may god help you - as turn out the lights suggests - it is only a matter of time
Wonder what Hancock would have to say if we put similar conditions as Babylon for all new patients joining normal GP surgeries?
Butt is clearly talking out of his Butt!!
GMC has certainly lost its way. If they cannot understand the pressures we work under and then fight with their own tribunals and hunt out doctors like this then they are now a truly finished. Not fit for purpose. shame on you GMC
So now we are all individually responsible however messed up the system may be?!! Wonderful. "Well done" GMC !! Shame on you for pretending to represent doctors.
What is wrong with the GMC?!!
Copperfield, you are not asthamatic till you know you have a Fe-No, you know !!
Over 5,000 nurses to be brought into the NHS from overseas - clearly - kicking and thrashing or in chains and drugged !!
Why else would they come of their own free will
NICE : No Iota of Commonsense Exists!!
David Banner is right! they want their cake and to eat it too. nice try though.
I actually like DNAs. gives me a breather!!
I only wish they would organize themselves better and club themselves. Then I could actually take a few weeks off while the clinics are still "running"!!