Retired Shropshire gp
Volunteered four weeks ago still not been given a new email address as apparently old one not acceptable have to do the mandatory training safeguarding equality etc although done it before perhaps they don’t need us after all hence why all gone quiet
You have to be in first four days of symptoms so if in second week of isolation can't go for a test. They have set the criteria to exclude the majority of people who have had symptoms in the last four weeks,then Hancock announces on television that staff not coming forward but only because the control freaks at PHE have set such stringent criteria
So I retired in December am still registered with GMC my practice doesn’t need me back at the moment but may if health workers are affected. Does the NHS want me to go back or not yet and would they want me to redeploy within the PCN where there are gaps or in the local hospital. Will it be paid by the CCG/NHSE or voluntary in the National interest can pulse put this to the relevant minister
What about hypertension not mentioned by PHE but reports say higher mortality rates, does this count as underlying health condition. If so should isolate for three months
Cunning plan to reduce pension payments by killing off all the retired doctors
I retired last week though continued to 62,the fact remains everything comes down to terms and conditions and the huge fall in disposable income since 2005 out of spite by the Tory governments is now having its consequences as our junior colleagues shun partnerships in favour of flexible working in charge of their own destiny
I don’t blame them at all
The government answer is not to support the partnership model but destroy it leaving skilled doctors to be replaced by other healthcare staff who are not trained to the required skill set leaving the population vulnerable
Cost saving penny pinching and political vindictive spite has brought us here and the population has to pay the price
The doctors are out there just don’t want to work for an unforgiving NHS
Nice to see the Daily Telegraph taking a break as brexit cheerleader to attack GPs again saying they are overpaid lazy and we don't need them anymore
They seem to claim that working three and a half days a week earns you £100,000 a year,not true of course but when did that ever stop their lies about doctors
I am a senior partner over 60 in a rural dispensing practice,we provide a full range of services have high patient satisfaction you don't have to wait to see a doctor (not a noctor)we have 4,500 list size so a small practice by his standards.
The biggest threat to our practice and community is this man and the head of NHSE who only accept their narrow vision of the development of primary care which is based on Steven's time in the USA and the HMO model
if he had any decency he should resign
So we will deal with the lack of workforce by cutting their wages again,brilliant even George Orwell would be impressed, GMS passed the point of no return years ago more nails in the coffin
The band plays on whilst the ship sinks,20% wouldn't be enough now,the ddrb are influenced heavily by the government and have presided over the decline in doctor numbers in primary care,they always get their sums wrong as previous awards have led to a real terms pay cut even before inflation.
The BMA are also complicit in the decline of the NHS
You cannot deliver health care without doctors sorry Jeremy it may not be politically correct but it is true and doctors don't want to work for the terms and conditions currently on offer and vote with their feet.
2% will not be agreed Jeremy can say he was "tough on those doctors " NHSE will promote new models of care which have failure inherent within them and next year there will be even fewer doctors and we will start again with the hand wringing
We have to remember that we are members of possibly the most respected profession in this country.it is difficult to maintain a professional demeanour when faced by the comments of this dreadful man.however if you say what you feel the pulse editor has no choice but to moderate your comments
The truth is he has done no more tan carry out the wishes of Cameron and Osborne who starved the NHS and primary care of funds eventually chickens come home to roost in the public sector and that is what is happening.
We are not alone the police service have so few officers theft and burglary are no longer a crime,our armed forces only exist on paper,and social care is non existent in large swathes of England.
Our students have mountains of debt and the Tories tear themselves apart over brexit
The fact that people are dying prematurely in hospital corridors is no surprise
Is it Hunts fault?
He cannot help it
But he put those lazy socialist junior doctors in there place didn't he
Except they are not there anymore
Anybody who admits to any clinical mistake in reflection of significant events is a fool.Personally I have spent 30 years in medicine in clinical practice and never made a mistake. I know it might not be true my appraiser might know but the lawyers/GMC won't have something to hang me by.
Personally blame the RCGP with the stupid naive focus on reflection
It is too late,the DoH has finally admitted they got it wrong but even a 25% uplift wouldn't work now as they have destroyed the infrastructure that made being a partner attractive
The 2005 contract the pension the primary care estate have been destroyed by Hunt Osborne and PFI leading to a loss of trust,the way Hunt dealt with the juniors was disgraceful as is the way May and Hammond pretend nothing is wrong
People are dying waiting to be seen in our understaffed hospitals that do not have adequate capacity, it is awful
ACOs will have a total funding package with savings mandated into the contract so can only be run by private companies due to the financial risk. There is a precedent it is called Carrillion
ACOs are the replacement for GMS and will lead to an inferior service than the current one which has been made to fail by Hunt and Stevens.They worship at the altar of USA health care and wish to destroy our system and fair play they have.To work in an ACO as a GP you have to be salaried and they see this as the best way to maintain downward pressure on wages
sorry you are still in breach of terms of service if refuse so unless terms of service altered I wont be doing it
Obviously doesn't understand the GMS contract which does not cover minor injuries. A LES would have to be put in place for local GPs to assess these patients on either a block contract or pay by activity. This is non core work,also fails to recognise primary care at breaking point anyway
Only one question relevant,are you dispensing? If not the answer is no