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Vinci Ho

Vinci Ho

  • GP practices should expect surge in tech hypochondriacs, warns leading surgeon

    Vinci Ho's comment 22 Sep 2018 8:11am

    Well said
    Typical argument of liberty actually taking equality for granted .
    I think we are all a fed up of ‘moaning’ ( at least in the eyes of some) about GP smartphone apps and expansion of AI in medicine. Use it correctly and appropriately, technology facilities diagnosis and management of our patients. But this also reinforce the principle that medicine is an art NOT a science. A tool is a tool and it remains as a tool.
    It is despicable and shaneless that some grabbing hands are exploiting the loophole opportunities created by the discrepancy and incompetence of the government and its technocrats. They use ‘technology’ as a brand , commercial label to undermine the fundamental principle of medical care of looking after those in needs and disadvantaged. My verdict is only one word , Immoral.
    ‘There is unfortunately the danger that the unscrupulous of our profession could prey on the fears of patients, convincing them that treatment is necessary, where it is not.’
    Thank Mr Kerr , this makes my day .

  • GP practices and pharmacies told to 'swap stocks' amid flu vaccine supply issues

    Vinci Ho's comment 22 Sep 2018 7:45am

    You see
    The typical story of the subject being given the most prior attention ( in this case , the adjuvanted trivalent vaccine, aTIV) probably ending up alright , while the main subject (in this case , the quadrivalent vaccine , QIV) will be compromised.
    The comptence to organise, co-ordinate and sanction , as far as NHSE is concerned , is questionable( once again).
    Give the benefit of doubt about its forthcoming guidance. But the caveat is always creating more confusion on one hand and also widen the dispute and rivalry between GP practices and pharmacies. The evidence of that is well established from previous flu campaigns in last few years . I still have many patients who were vaccinated in pharmacies with no notification to my practice from last year , for instance .
    Clearly , the whole concept as logistics of flu campaign needs to be returned to the drawing board . DHSC, NHSE and PHE need to put their acts together ( I mean , really together ) . Some changes in legislation may even need to be necessary ?😑🤨🤔

  • GPs should ‘expect to be sued once every 10 years’, says defence organisation

    Vinci Ho's comment 20 Sep 2018 2:21pm

    I can only quote a Chinese saying ,’If you prepared to eat salty fish , prepare to be very thirsty as well.’
    Not quite right but we are where we are.

  • Forgive me, oh Great God of General Practice

    Vinci Ho's comment 20 Sep 2018 8:53am

    We have a Chinese saying ,
    ‘Human is working ; heaven is watching .’(人在做,天在看)
    Take some time off and get better , Tony.

  • Please Mr Hancock, take some time to understand general practice

    Vinci Ho's comment 19 Sep 2018 10:00pm

    Take it easy , folks .
    Agent Hunt was undoubtedly a ‘miracle’ to be able to stay on as Health Secretary for so long and deep down , he honestly did not want to be stranded at this position. But it was really the fate of the Tories through a referendum and two general elections(2015, 2017) which created a ‘hostile environment’ where he appeared to be the only candidate who fit the role as a belligerent Secretary of State . Virtually, towards the end of this appointment, he basically handed his authority to Simon Stevens instead .
    On the other hand , the irony was he also gained a reputation of resilience through this long and winding journey of politics . No one can now dare to rule out the possibility of him to be the next prime minister (only he must remember to introduce his wife as Chinese rather than Japanese in future public outings).
    And for Mr Hancock, I am afraid that his appointment is just turning the clock back to time when Health Secretary used to have a short expiry date .
    Is he capable’ ?No
    Will he last long ?No
    Do we believe in anything he said ? Most definitely No.

    Our battle goes on and we are not going to let our guard down.
    Good luck , Robocop.

  • CQC seeking legal advice over online GP providers evading inspection

    Vinci Ho's comment 19 Sep 2018 5:47pm

    My concern on how these companies ‘processed’ the big data of patients remains , especially sensitive, medical data is involved.
    Call me ‘anti- tech’ if you want but I am not convinced that lessons had been learnt after the fisaco of Facebook- Cambridge Analytica.
    CQC , you better make sure this is not to make a mockery of new GDPR on inspecting these companies.
    And no politically correct answer , please .

  • BMA: GPs should send over-65s to pharmacies if unable to source new flu jab

    Vinci Ho's comment 19 Sep 2018 11:00am

    You first gut feeling could be , ‘Chaos’!
    😳🤨😑

  • Doctors practise in 'a climate of fear' after Bawa-Garba case, says GMC review chair

    Vinci Ho's comment 17 Sep 2018 9:41pm

    The statement from Justice Bean today is monumental:

    Lord Justice Bean said in the judgement that the MPTS ‘were well placed to make an evaluative judgment of the nuances of how the various individuals had interacted and that judgment should have been accorded great weight, not only by the court but by the GMC in deciding whether to bring an appeal at all’.

    He added: ‘The discretion given by section 40A(3) to appeal against any decision which the GMC consider not sufficient for the protection of the public is a wide one, but in my view it is a discretion to be exercised with restraint where it involves a challenge to a finding of fact in the practitioner’s favour.’
    ......................................

    The meaning of ‘ discretion to be exercised with restraint where it involves a challenge to a finding of fact in the practitioner’s favour ‘ is far reaching. This comment has literally labelled GMC as ‘anti-practitioner’ in line of its vigilante-obsession to be the ‘protector of the public’ ( rather than the guardian of GMC regulations’ ). This obsession had gone unchallenged such that any doctor committed a mistake but exonerated by MPTS on fitness to practise , would go under the microscope of GMC which considered the doctor as a danger to the public fundamentally .
    Based on this ideology , it is hard to see GMC will ‘reflect’ and ‘redeem’ upon this criticism from the Appeal Court .
    ....................
    Fundamentally, there is a marked difference in the interpretation of ‘fitness to practise ‘ between MPTS and GMC on numerous occasions. You wonder why? Remember, this is a pattern that keeps repeating itself. The two regulatory bodies are , in essence, fighting to discredit each other . So what is the endgame here ?
    As being alluded in previous comments , this cannot prevent conspiracy theorists from speculating that certain group was ‘gaining’ out of this chaos . After all , demeanour of GMC is never short of belligerence , bigotry and brutality .
    In addition to the failure in providing explanations for the hefty casualties through suicide during previous FTP proceedings , there is sufficient ground to call for an independent inquiry .

  • Doctors practise in 'a climate of fear' after Bawa-Garba case, says GMC review chair

    Vinci Ho's comment 17 Sep 2018 9:39pm


    Fundamentally, there is a marked difference in the interpretation of ‘fitness to practise ‘ between MPTS and GMC on numerous occasions. You wonder why? Remember, this is a pattern that keeps repeating itself. The two regulatory bodies are , in essence, fighting to discredit each other . So what is the endgame here ?
    As being alluded in previous comments , this cannot prevent conspiracy theorists from speculating that certain group was ‘gaining’ out of this chaos . After all , demeanour of GMC is never short of belligerence , bigotry and brutality .
    In addition to the failure in providing explanations for the hefty casualties through suicide during previous FTP proceedings , there is sufficient ground to call for an independent inquiry .

  • Appeals court tells GMC to show 'restraint' as it quashes bid to sanction doctor

    Vinci Ho's comment 17 Sep 2018 9:04pm

    ‘We will reflect on the decision and the judges’ full comments, as we do in all cases.’
    Are we really to believe that GMC is serious about this ?
    What is the ‘new advice’ for us to understand the word ‘reflect’ as far as appraisal is concerned?
    Ironic , isn’t it ?
    Fundamentally, there is a marked difference in the interpretation of ‘fitness to practise ‘ between MPTS and GMC on numerous occasions. You wonder why? Remember, this is a pattern that keeps repeating itself. The two regulatory bodies are , in essence, fighting to discredit each other . So what is the endgame here ?
    As being alluded in previous comments , this cannot prevent conspiracy theorists from speculating that certain group was ‘gaining’ out of this chaos . After all , demeanour of GMC is never short of belligerence , bigotry and brutality .
    In addition to the failure in providing explanations for the hefty casualties through suicide during previous FTP proceedings , there is sufficient ground to call for an independent inquiry .

  • Babylon app ‘takes pressure off’ GPs to help all patients, says health secretary

    Vinci Ho's comment 14 Sep 2018 1:20pm

    The simple questions for Roboc**k to answer on the subject of ‘takes pressure off GPs’
    (1) How do you know that you are not increasing (instead of reducing) pressure on GPs by creating more demands?One can debate that there is a similar argument with the launching of NHS111.
    (2) Because of the existence of the loophole in the GP practice funding of registered patients , how do you know you are not taking funding as well as ‘pressure’ off GPs?
    (3) I think he realises he was treading into legal hot-water of conflict of interests by merely saying GP at hand(hence , Babylon) should be rolled out nationally.

    As a health secretary, I am afraid you have a hell lot more to learn about general practice first , Roboc**k

  • Babylon app ‘takes pressure off’ GPs to help all patients, says health secretary

    Vinci Ho's comment 13 Sep 2018 5:10pm

    Ha ha ha
    Entertaining stuff
    Roboco*k
    😂

  • GMC advises doctors to seek legal advice if reflections ordered by court

    Vinci Ho's comment 12 Sep 2018 1:52pm

    The truth is we , medical professionals , are taught and trained to be honest serving a code , which is in contrast to politicians. But now we have to ‘pay’ heavily for our honesty . Another sign of the times.......

  • GMC advises doctors to seek legal advice if reflections ordered by court

    Vinci Ho's comment 12 Sep 2018 1:42pm

    I think until the legislation can be amended in such a way that there is a more optimal definition of so called gross negligence manslaughter (clear distinction to that with any intent) in medical accidents, this is merely scratching the surface and going around in circles .
    The reality is the reflection in appraisals will become meaningless and we are all going to be self-defensive with a shadow in the back of our mind all the time.
    Every time when there is a patient dies in a ‘medical situation’ , the clinicians will wonder to themselves,’sh*t, had I written or said something I shouldn’t have before ? Whom and what should be blamed instead?’
    Thank you to your great ‘achievements’ , GMC .

  • Superpractice partners with Push Doctor to offer GP video consultations

    Vinci Ho's comment 11 Sep 2018 2:24pm

    Ha ha ha 😏
    Sign of the times🤨🤔

  • Succeeding as a locum GP

    Vinci Ho's comment 10 Sep 2018 2:18pm

    Thank you
    There is always something new to learn everyday

  • GMC to advise doctors to leave ‘factual details’ out of appraisal reflections

    Vinci Ho's comment 10 Sep 2018 10:29am

    Interesting to know the impact in five years time.
    Looks like a ‘capitulation’ from the ever-long , biligerent GMC.

  • NICE to review primary prevention advice as study finds statins ineffective in elderly

    Vinci Ho's comment 06 Sep 2018 11:15am

    How many times we have been saying , ‘one size cannot fit all’ in our medical philosophy.
    The Lancet paper of the Scandinavian study attempting to recategorising diabetes (cluster 5 for older patients), recent consensus to lower BP target for hypertension treatment in elderly and now this .

  • Hospital doctors should write directly to patients rather than GPs, says new guidance

    Vinci Ho's comment 05 Sep 2018 7:21pm

    If you read the report in BBC Health News,
    ‘’The initiative is being led by Dr Hugh Rayner, a kidney specialist, who first started writing directly to patients in 2005.’
    So you wonder why there is such a bigotry amongst these secondary care doctors to follow and change their way of practice earlier .
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-45394620
    ‘Doctors told to ditch Latin and use 'plain English'
    It is genuinely the right thing to do and actually save us(GP) a lot of unnecessary effort. Treat a patient as a person rather than a piece of science , is indisputable.

  • Top GP issues mental health warning as 400 doctors die by suicide

    Vinci Ho's comment 03 Sep 2018 2:49pm

    The problem is that will always be somebody in our profession , higher up in an establishment or hierarchy, saying that , ‘stop being a crybaby and get on with it . We had no problem 20 years ago’.
    That is exactly the mentality when the Chair of GMC ( retiring this year ) said that doctors needed ‘emotional resilience’ like soldiers in Afghanistan. That was so out of touch and prejudiced .
    We have seen no evidence of real soul-searching from GMC after their own internal review revealed the death of 114 doctors during the FTP processes between 2005 and 2013 .
    This latest figure :
    ‘Figures from the Office for National Statistics, covering England, showed that between 2011 and 2015, 430 health professionals took their own lives.’

    How many more have to die ??