The Juniors all want out of hospital to escape the new contract, and out of the UK to escape the NHS - the quickest route is GP training.
Professor Cumming does like a little joke.
Thank you Dr Wollaston for pursuing this. Mr Selbie has made a disgraceful decision that shows contempt for both the public and health professionals.
Five stars Dr Buckman.
"but unless we start talking ourselves up a bit, then we won't have replacements. Those of us who'll need to sell our share in our premises will be saddled with debts that we can't actually pay"
Are trainess stupid? Are we seriously expected to try and sell our younger colleagues a lemon? Will repainting the Titanic in pretty colours stop the ship sinking?
We need to fix GP so that it is an attractive career for bright, ambitious, hardworking youngsters.
The College have their fingerprints all over many of the changes that have made things worse and no coherent plan to make things better.
A good illustration of a major problem with the NHS; managers telling doctors what to do, rather than asking us what would help.
Encapsulates a major problem with the NHS; managers telling doctors what they should do rather than asking what we need.
Guidance can be brief; - "Don't do it".
Good article, thankyou.
"interesting and welcome change is the chance for trainees to spend an extra year in paediatrics, psychiatry or emergency care...."
Translation - more hospital serfdom for trainees to fill the vacant jobs in hard-to-recruit specialities.
banking collapse originated in the USA sub-prime mortgage market; not clear how even Mrs T could have caused that. Some countries, Canada and Australia for example, had limited exposure, but the UK, after over a decade of Gordon Brown and Labour running the economy, was particularly vulnerable. Difficult to blame Mrs T for that either.
There must be some seriously badly run practices out there if any full time partner is earning less than £120k.
Complain about pointless bureaucracy, politicians and patients, all true, but we are still earning 4x average wage.
Clearly no intent to attempt top retain doctors already working as GPs. Dumping the usless timewasting obstructive parasitic organisations such as the CQC and the appraisal/revalidation farce would save money and encourage us to stay on.
Endless bullying bureaucracy continues unimpeded and our pay is falling as expenses rise.
Are NHS England promising an end to the pointless nonsense that drove GPs away?
End appraisal/revalidation, close the CQC, do away with QOF, reform the GMC, an end to the bullying micro-management, treat GPs decently?
ps but do come back to me if Appraisal ever becomes voluntary.
Can you point to any robust evidence that Appraisal and Revalidation has had any positive outcome to set against the time, money and demoralisation it has cost?
Does the College believe in Evidence based practice?
Retire, Locum or Emigrate.
And whoever you vote for, please not this clown.
The usual meaningless platitudes from the Quislings of the RCGP and BMA.
RCGP's future model of General Practice; poorly paid shift-working salaried protocol-drones. Thanks, but no thanks RCGP.
Utter spinelessness of the Profession, but particularly the BMA, has allowed this bucket of poo to be poured over us.