We’ve all been there! Well done for seeing her. I agree that the moral of the story is keep an open mind. Seeing and examining is also pretty fundamental!!
Since when have the government engaged in evidence based decisions. Those are only enforced on us!!
Hardly a surprise! I’m 58 and have just retired as has my husband and pretty much all our friends of the same age. Totally predictable.
So little has been said about the supervising consultant being absent, being told of the poorly child with very abnormal bloods and not even reviewing him. He appears to have strung his trainee out to dry and then left. What struck me about the panorama program was the dignity and self chastisement Dr BW dhowed. She never tried to blame any one else.
I retired 9 months ago and it was a difficult decision.
I was still enjoying parts of the job but felt it was the right time for my family since my husband had retired the year before. I have not regretted it at all. Having spent a career like Dr Sally Whale above I felt that the nhs has had its pound of flesh.
I spend time walking up hills. Learning French (again) running, birdwatching, photography, yoga reading and travelling as much and as far as I can. I am much fitter and see my family much more.
I’m loving these comments! All so true.
The fact that patients value continuity of care above all else will come as no surprise to anyone!! ( except the government!!)
The assumption that the gms and pms practices locally will take on such a huge load of new patients and this will ' enable them to be in a stronger position financially to recruit' is a misguided falicy.
It is at least a positive thing that continuity of care is being recognised and short term ism has been found to be lacking.
Recruiting from Australia and New Zealand!!! Good luck with that!!!
So the cost of our time 'pales into insignificance '
Pretty much sums it up!!!
Just wait till they ask us to switch back to generic salbutamol from ventolin
I presume that their indemnity will be paid by their employer ie the trust and premises will be taken over /bought out. I'm afraid if not enough doctors are prepared to step up and become s partner this is what is inevitable.
I love the partnership model but the general trend now seems to be against it. Ten years is a very long time and much can change. Unfortunately it will be continuity if care and the patients will suffer.
Whatever happens you can guarantee that if it costs more or fails the rhetoric will be ' lazy GPs who choose to opt out if the responsibility or caring for their patients' ' same as out of hours. They don't realise how good they have it till they loose it.
Briliant!! You have 110% hit the nail in the head😜
Who will pay their indemnity, This is a major problem for all GPs who wish to reduce their workload, Working in different practices leads to all sorts of problems with indemnity and most have to pay for it themselves.
Some Jeremy Xunt toilet paper would go down a treat too I suspect
Not my job, I presume this is an april fool joke?
Last time I heard it was 7.2% of the NHS budget not 9%.
Is it April fools day yet??
I think its about time Dr Field apologised to the whole of General Practice for offending us. Practice what you preach after all.
Working from a small practice is so much more friendly and personal. We know just about everyone on our list and continuity of care is very easy, I have worked in a larger 12,000 plus before and was asked on my last day of 8 years 'are you new here?' !!!
Very interesting research. I think we all knew this anyway but its surprising how much dealing with challenging complex patients reduces our ability to make accurate diagnoses.
We always knew that some complex challenging patients were their own worst enemies.