FRCGP (Pukka) or maybe FRCGP(ukka) ?
The media, rather like politicians, rely on sloppy reporting. Expecting either to robustly correct their errors does seem a little........ hopeful?
Why stop at pharmacists? Surely we cannot be far from Hunt ordering us to just put all this info onto Facebook. It seems everything Hunt suggests is simply a way of providing information to private providers or providing a system by which healthcare can be more readily privatised.
But rather disturbingly we (as GPs) have the lowest overall chance of being described as providing an excellent quality of care.
Asking Drs not to have or voice an opinion on assisted dying and its implementation is hugely dismissive. If society is going to ask a Dr to intentionally put in place, through their actions, something to bring about the end of someones life the very least I would expect is for Drs to have an opinion and voice.
Named clinician. Surely a misspelling. Surely what everyone wants is a blamed clinician and we are ideally placed to accept and undertake this role !
The RCGP should only adopt a position of neutrality on this issue if it's membership votes for this. As the result of this is due in the early part of next year perhaps Lord Falconer should wait for this rather than offering an opinion which is not his to make.
The Government clearly has no concern of the media reporting the privatisation of the NHS. They will not face serious questioning over the appointment of a senior figure of a private healthcare company to head up NHS England.
Hunt may know nothing about healthcare but he seems a very able politician. Hunt has turned the NHS from the proud centerpiece of an Olympics opening ceremony to a much derided failure whilst at the same time shifting blame from the politicians to the clinicians.
How much more blatant can this government get? It seems they can get as blatant as they like.
Well I hope this optimism spreads to post CCT because it is feeling a bit scarce this side. Enjoy your training and do make the most of that protected teaching.
I made it to medicine from a very low socioeconomic background, I become less and less convinced that this is something to be proud of with each passing year. I would be horrified to think that any of my children would want to consider doing the same.
Alex, General Practice is really under attack at the moment so I think your aspiring hospital colleagues may have good reason to wonder why you would choose GP. The hospital may be pantomime but as it looks at the moment GP is at best a tragedy at worst a terrifying horror........ that said I don't know what type of theater you prefer.
I disagree that this is simply about honesty or transparency which are so firmly rooted in all our clinical work. As with most things from this government I am certain it will be used to apportion blame firmly on front line staff when the undeliverable promised to the electorate cannot be delivered.
Health minister blames GPs for failing to offer patients choice - and claims 'many doctors take any excuse to keep appointments as short as possible'
Tory horrified to see tax payers money going to NHS rather than private providers by the sound of it. The choice agenda is a load of political noise when actual genuine choice is being taken away by efficiency savings (cuts). The Government is clearly set upon the dismantling of the NHS and ensuring blame is shouldered the front line staff (preferably GPs).
I do rather agree with Anonymous | 14 October 2013 11:56am (or at least the first part)
"RCGP study finds that their exam is not biased. In other news it transpires that the pope is catholic."
I fail to see the point of publishing this in BJGP where I can only assume it will be widely seen as lacking independence and credibility.
Those who are described as big in medico-politics make so little observable difference to what the government does to both us and the NHS that maybe some blissful ignorance should be enjoyed.
Does the BMA acknowledge there is a problem with its response to threats to the NHS and our profession from the government? Do they acknowledge their response is simply not good enough? The RCGP response does I agree fall below what you should expect , but given the impotence the BMA displays against this government I think they are equally guilty of a charge of being not good enough.
Field: One in ten practices must make major improvements
30 September 2013.
Sounds like a target rather than an observation.
I believe patients understand "consultant" to mean "specialist" and think we can get by nicely with just Dr thanks.
Prof Field seems undeniably keen on high profile job roles. How much time does this leave him to actually spend seeing his deprived inner city patients? I ask this question simply because it is the continually quoted example of his involvement in General Practice.
Professor Steve Field to introduce practice ratings system after being appointed chief inspector of GPs
Prof Field was RCGP Chair when I was a trainee, I feel he represented me then but not now. Since I have been a GP everything he has done has made me feel he represents his own self interest in furthering Steve Field. I think this is a not uncommon feeling among many GPs who feel he is out of touch with those he professes to represent. I fear this is another example of an FRCGP finding a high profile role rather than being a GP.