Come on Pulse. Lazy headline. We all know a 'top GP' is one whose patients say "thanks, you're a top GP" on leaving the consulting room. I see that comment in the 360 feedback of appraisees working in the sort of practices he seems to despise. It's rare to see it relating to a Bum on Seat Conglomerate GP. Twit GP (other vowels are available) may be more apt.
GPs are ideally placed to.....
Looks like the result of 'penance' to me Mr Hunt.
I contributed to that UMbRELLA survey but wasn't one of the bulk approvers. As far as I recall it was a self selecting sample of volunteers. I bailed out at the 'can you do a video?' stage as it was clearly aimed at supporting the process rather than properly reviewing it. Appraisal is still a good idea, just not the way its done by the GMC, revalidation is different, 'beneficial reflections' happen without either process Charlie.
Well done Jeremy and Charlie in recognising that the law is a mess. Just need to hang someone out to dry first to have a test case.
So in view of his comment why did Charlie so assiduously want to use the potentially flawed GMN law here?
Laughable advice again from The Silly People at NHS England.
As GPs we are of course ideally placed to protect patient confidentiality and we should continue to do just that.
It is a bit scary that the guidance uses the word 'patient' rather than 'client' (Social care speak).
Musing on it though, sharing one's sexual orientation more widely can only lead to trouble in all sorts of ways.
What a piece of luck I've read this article. Joint pains, headache, flu like symptoms, no rash - I've has that all day. Temperature 37.3. And I walked the dog yesterday.
Obviously need lots of tests now as advised by the buffoons - sorry boffins (its the cognitive impairment) - at NICE. I might never work again.
And here's me thinking as a typical GP that its 'just a virus'.
Surely it wouldn't be difficult to devise a system where the over 75s keep a log diary of their driving (in a range of different environments) with reflection on their performance, including details of any near-miss incidents, to discuss with their driving instructor on an annual basis. Every 5 years they could apply for a certificate of competence from the HMG Driving School as long as they have done the mandatory training on tyre pressure checks and use of the in-car fire extinguisher. They could easily gather feedback from other road users.
F - consultants get Physician Assistants to check up on these patients and report back to consultant who maintains prescribing responsibility. Cheaper source of labour than GP and GP does not have to risk prescribing beyond their comfort zone. Happy patients, happy consultants, happy PAs, happy GPs, happy Jeremy.