What a big story!
Oh, there is something else on the news today....
Where is the evidence that the schemes are "vastly improved"? There isn't any....
Love the headline for this piece, would make a great song title
We need to programme our IT systems to automatically reject investigations not requested by the practice, with notification alerts for the requesting doctor
If the GMC is all about "protecting patients" that is fair enough, but patients (taxpayers) should pay for the service, not doctors.
What has happened under his watch is shameful, he should seriously consider his position
The system and processes are not fit for purpose
Great article. Just come back from working in a practice where all the instrument were sterilised on site, no problem at all
Hopefully this will be available to the other GP clinical systems
Interesting and thoughtful article says always. I don't understand the negative anonymous feedback
Just wait until they get all the stuff from care.data and start adding that!
Maybe NHSE could actually negotiate with GPC, rather than dictating the terms of the contract? This would avoid idiotic and unethical ideas ke this from reaching the public domain
What is the mechanism for CQC to access the record? They don't have a password...
CQC 'setting practices up for failure' claims GPC member after finding 41 errors in draft inspection report
Well done for standing up to CQC. Can we expect to see GPC supporting you wholeheartedly on this issue, before CQC steamrollers practices into the ground?
1. Is it now time to scrap the 2ww system but open up immediate GP/patient access to the appropriate investigations ie USS CT MRI etc?
2. If CCGs decommission QOF is there not a real risk of further fragmentation if practices decline to sign up to the CCG alternatives?
I think the "outstanding" in your headline refers to the details rather than the DES itself, unless I am mistaken?
What a phoney "consultation"! Very annoying too that the RCN and NHSCB were quoted as supporting various aspects of the imposed contract. Perhaps Pulse would like to ask them why they have supported the NHS Employers on this issue and if they consulted with practice nurses?
111 may have limited benefit but poses a great risk as illustrated above, and also for the potential increased demands it will place on ambulances, emergency departments and GP practices. Following the Francis report it seems absurd that the politicans feel able to push ahead with such a potentially dangerous scenario, when they have not been listening to the concerns of patient groups and health professionals. The politicians have a duty to listen to these comments which are made with "candour"
We can all identify individual high risk patients, and we are doing our best to manage them. I believe there is too much resource going into individual case planning - money would be better spent on having a high quality, efficient "reactive" service
MPIG practices will not see any rise in the global sum - more savings for HMG