Richard Kippax Herefordshire
we had a patient who rang us once when her boiler broke down- was a bit dismayed that we weren't corgi registered..
What are you going to do to stop further unilateral erosion of the GP 'contract'? We had a fair deal in 2004 which has been steadily ruined by HMG ever since....
simple TC sense as ever- how about he leads the campaign for mass resignation ( cos the gpc sure ain't going to..)
its a simple message for the politicians really: 1) pay us properly 2) pension us properly 3) let us get on and see the punters to the best of our ability 4) stop meddling in stuff you don't understand
'Dramatic' changes to GP contract by next April as Hunt spells out detail of general practice reform
I understand the reason that it took SOOOO long to get my estimate of pension benefits through this year is that EVERYONE is requesting one. I don't think DoH has any idea of how disillusioned the profession has become in the last few years; Governments of any colour have treated us appallingly. The only thing they have been consistent in is their disingenuity and as much as would like to believe JH is going to sort everything for the good I won't be holding my breath...
I will retire at the very earliest opportunity I can afford to- what a waste of years of training and experience..
none of these studies show causative effect do they?
How about those practices who are not rural that depend on their MPIG for survival?
Just as long as Jezzer isn't responsible eh?
Agree with 'All together now'. What I wish the DH would do is look at this problem in an upside down manner- instead of penalising those practices where access is more difficult they should invest in them. I don't know any GP who is not working hard- very hard- so when there are access problems this implies lack of resource at the coalface- so INVEST in it- of course one needs to measure follow up rates, understand how hard GPs in a practice are working etc etc BEFORE NHS England spends taxpayers money, but instead of throwing it at practices who have good access already please INVEST WHERE ITS NEEDED
the youtube link above is GENIUS- heartily recommended viewing and please copy and forward to anyone you know who still cares for the NHS
Don't think any of us have quite got it yet- this is just another nail in the coffin as 'THE AGENDA' is about trying to close down NHS general practice in its present form as we're not seen as either fit for purpose or controllable like the big private companies run by the Govt 'friends'; the GPC should at least be using Freedom of Information act to find out the real agenda but doing anything remotely effective seems way beyond their intent or capabilities for some reason....
about time too...
What astonishes me about this is that 50% of my colleagues DIDN'T think the GPC did a poor job....
GPC is past its sell by date in my view
I think on the face of it this seems a reasonable offer. HOWEVER what it ignores is the fact that certainly where I work the coalface is at breaking point and the only way to take on more work is to take on more staff; hence any apparent uplift in our pay will be more than swallowed up by these extra costs; when will the Government (of any colour) actually invest in the coalface thats what I want to know; I can't afford yet another paycut but what I REALLY want is to be able to take on more staff so I can do my job properly but I don't see why I should personally pay for that whilst we still have an NHS; Memo to Government: stop wasting money on overmanaging us or offering sweeteners to private companies and invest in coalface clinical staff PLEASE