I knew Richard as a consultant in Hereford when I was an anaesthetic middle grade there. He seemed a nice fella. My own depression though a continuing companion is thankfully now well controlled.
I remember too well how the mind ill with the horror of severe depression can see so clearly (but so wrongly) that removing yourself is the best and kindest thing for everyone around you. I was lucky that for me the treatments worked.
I know that general practice was the strongest driving force in worsening my depression, I cannot imagine how horrific a GMC letter would have been at that time.
I am so sorry for your loss. I hope you and your family find the ways to crack on. X
Home visits are a luxury item the government isn't paying for. A luxury item which should have been removed from the menu with all the other austerity cuts.
GPFV was inadequate if fully delivered. I never thought it was deliverable.
All it has achieved is giving the breathing space from having to have any meaningful engagement in making general practice sustainable and in making the RCGP feel important in engaging with the government.
GPs are as expected voting with their feet.
Would the last GP please turn off the lights... and pay all the bills, sort out the redundancy payments, and talk up how wonderful GP is.
Dr Unwin mentioned a "golden time" and in doing so removed his argument from current general practice and placed it into an era that has not existed for a long time. He essentially ended his argument at that point.
Dear Students, Volunteer your services for free and pay £9000 to us so you can volunteer for free (you know pay to volunteer)... oh and if anything goes wrong you're on your own.
I’m sorry I just can’t share your overly optimistic view of the future of GP future. Anyway for now let us feast on this massive turkey (also known as GPFV)
Graham Johnson... to find the humour you must EXTRAPOLATE... possibly.
So in short they can have multiple shots at you until your head rolls. Criminalising clinical mistakes will lead to even more defensive medicine, over investigation and considerable increases in costs to the health service.
Superb, except worried about her having to plough her money into it, that's rather concerning.
So now the fact that the target has been missed is good news because it's not quite as missed as last year.
Too few trainees, too many leaving, too few FTE.
Falling GP numbers obviously because its such a wonderful career choice (as per RCGP).
How many years did HSL ever do in full time general practice and how many sessions does she do now?
I suspect ones view of how wonderful things are depends on how close you have to get to the smelly nitty gritty and how much you simply pontificate.
Whilst GP does indeed have limits, it is sadly sold to the population as having none. The college is complicit in this. Hence the ever increasing demand.
Society has elected politicians who have removed it's safety nets. This is societies fault not GPs.
Oh well, I'm sure that evidence will provide change to NHSE direction of travel... no really I am.
Well there's a surprise. I'm sure RCGP will release a strongly worded pres release and then witter on about full implementation of GPFV. I am sure BMA will not present a radical change in their approach and will continue to only consider measures that support the monopoly employer.
GPFV is going swimmingly then!
Seems like a re-branding without any particular purpose.
I'll take adequate funding over la de dah name changes. And I do not believe a name change will bring that funding.
If GPs would assume the position, the lucky ones may have access to lubricants...
But Dr Jackie Applebee, from Tower Hamlets LMC, urged delegates to 'please' not vote the motion through.
She said: 'The solution is not to throw the towel in and vote for private practice.'
She argued that it would be a 'betrayal' against the 'principles of the Monopoly Employer', and that the UK, as the fifth largest economy 'can afford the Monopoly Employer'.
I think that if BMA delegates voted against this purely on the fact it goes against the principles of the NHS then they are not doing what they are in position for. Almost By definition they are not acting as a union in Drs best interests against a (near) monopoly employer if the cannot consider anything that threatens or opposes the monopoly employers position.
Indeed if you replace NHS with "Monopoly Employer" above it does rather sound like the BMA represents employers not employees, odd union.
A good piece, I think that this country is on it's way down and overseas Drs will see better opportunities elsewhere. I almost hope that they shun our sorry excuse for a country until we deserve the respect we still demand.
The NHS is on it's knees, mortally wounded but not yet dead. I do not see the NHS as a draw to overseas Drs.