And the answer to the same question in 2 years time? The dismantling of the NHS has just been prepared for so far. It is interesting to see Lansley report the number of contracts "overall" being unchanged, what is the value of these contracts? The number may be unchanged the value could have massively changed.
What is the increase in patients seen daily in General Practice over the same comparison period? What is the increase in staffing levels in A&E over the same comparison period? How many more/less Drs are now employed in A&E? How many beds have been closed over the same comparison period. What has happened to GP funding as a proportion of spend over this comparison period? Seemingly the only important consideration is that workload (but not funding) is transferred to primary care.
do you feel that too much of the direction in health policy is being dictated by the "wants" of a London population? If not do you accept that this is something that we need to be wary of?
Spot on. Almost exactly what I would write... you know if I had any writing talent.
I do wonder if Neil Hunt is particularly good at reorganizations. I understand the reorganization being undertaken when he left the Alzheimer's Society and the amount of money spent on management at the time of his leadership have both been questioned.
That said the building was really quite lovely when I had a look around earlier this year.
RCGP stay away from WONGA.
I have been unable to forget mine due to the terrible itching and the fact that the man in the mirror looks 15 years older. As to unwanted attention I think for me the unwanted attention is entirely from me. Still, happy Mo.
I hope that Dr Baker is successful in highlighting the lack of funding to General Practice. Perhaps it will mean an increase in resources allowing primary care to do more.
I disagree with the above comment that she is free to comment on matters surrounding the Judicial Review. That said I am no lawyer. Reassuringly however she does seemingly report a desire to discuss it after the legal proceedings.
I guess I hope that the RCGP can lead to improvements for patients ( and maybe even GPs) so I wish Dr Baker good luck.
Well I hope Dr Baker is able to make headway with her calls for increased funding for General Practice. It is nice to hear that the RCGP is also looking to offer a voice of defense and explanation against the onslaught currently undermining the hard work of General Practice.
Burnout forces almost 10% of GPs to take time off work as pressure on occupational health services grows
Unfortunately it seems that according to the media General Practice is idle, under educated and underworked and we must be brought into line to take pressure off the hardworking hospital Drs.
The reality of a hard working group of professionals working at and beyond capacity for continually reducing investment does not fit with the right wing story the media is happy to peddle as truth.
Stress goes with the territory yes, but this cannot be used as an excuse to destroy lives.
I guess another reading of the same study could be 2/3 of GPs (who expressed and opinion) do not ask for RCGP to support assisted dying.
So terribly sad.
Dear NHS England, this Christmas I would like an i-phone 5C (blue) please. I have been a very good boy this year.
Frankly if the Government is so set on giving people a budget to spend on anything they like, even if it has no evidence base of benefit, then why have to involve us at all? The only reason to involve GPs in this is to apportion blame with GPs for problems with accessing and policing these budgets. This is yet another example of "choice" being used to make it easier for a Tory government to send money from a public health care system to private providers. Well that is what I think anyway.
There is a Facebook and twitter group trying to increase the awareness of this. I deeply hope she is safe and given time and help she can recover
No one should ever ask to be excused for holding a different point of view Andrew and I hugely respect your opinion. However the GPC, in my simplistic world at least, should represent its membership and I really do not think they have for some time.
The problem here is the GPC are trying to play politics against people who much better at the "game" than they are. The net result is a Government dismantling the NHS in plain sight and masterfully directing the general public to blame the doctors and nurses.
Sadly, to me at least, the BMA seem to be rather Neville Chamberlain like in their appeasement to this Government.
The Government already cannot fund the expectation they have created, efficiency savings are about to bite and blame has been firmly placed on the profession over the course of this parliament and more so under Hunt. When the undeliverable cannot be delivered we have been placed in a position where we and not politicians will be blamed. The BMA is choosing its area of conflict so carefully that it risks having nothing left to represent.
Dr Swinyard says early on in this piece, "I know that the change will not be welcomed by many of my colleagues, and I think some people will say it’s a sell out and that it’s the Government agenda just being parroted by the BMA". Unfortunately for the rest of the piece he does nothing to alter this view in any way. The BMA is nothing but a messenger for the Government; continually shows itself to be incapable of negotiation and to be an utter disgrace as a union.
BMA calls for practices to work together to extend GP access in blueprint on future of general practice
BMA who are you representing? From where we are looking it seems to be the Government. We pay you to represent us, we pay you a lot to represent us, you unfailingly let us down. The net result here is Hunt gets his blamed clinician, Hunt gets more hours for free, Hunt gets all the information he could ever want to give to his backers in private healthcare, QOF changes will mean money is lost and and then "given back" for something unachievable, GPs get told do more for less and there is no money for new buildings. BMA hang your heads in shame and resign.
Hope she is safe.
Dear Pulse does this story warrant you publisising ?https://www.facebook.com/pages/Missing-Local-GP-Elizabeth-Kinston-from-Nottingham/547027912038380