Thanks for getting involved in the debate everyone and thanks Steven for being the counter argument - am happy to discuss further. Am on twitter @DrCraigSeymour
By all means sign a petition, but it's meaningless as the government do what they want whether they promise or not.
thanks for that, Dave
Seven-day GP access pilot delayed as commissioners 'underestimated' time needed for CQC registration
the comment at 5.42 is priceless.
these comments are outrageous. if you have something to say, especially if it's rude, don't be anonymous. If you can't do that, then don't say it. Be professionals, and show some support to the next generation of doctors.
absolutely right, Phil. All a bit worrying. And why can't Egbot run a 5k run without asking his GP who is waiting on the other end of the computer with nothing to do for permission?
i wonder what she is booking a hospital appointment for
there's often more to these stories than we are told.
comment at 12.44 is an interesting new one I hadn't heard before.
i'm not sure if we as GPs can stem the tide, but we can certainly be great at what we do and make general practice the only logical choice to deliver these services. Which seems more productive than just complaining about it all.
this isnt the whole story, clearly, and the eval data presented here doesn't really make much sense nor a reflection of the outcomes being measured or expected. Any chance of some references?
great - more activity. But does it translate to outcomes? if = fewer complications, then could represent great value for money. otherwise it's expensive activity.
the 9 session comment was quite funny
it's true. at some point the media will lose interest. How can we make the most of the attention now?
where will the fax machine go?
when times get tough, the first thing to go is the biscuits in the staff room... but a biscuit can do wonders for morale.
is a christmas party so bad?