Complete madness. The on costs will cripple them. NI contributions for self employed are a few hundred quid a year, for employees they are a few hundred quid a month.
At the moment, partners will saty on for an hour of more at the end of the day to do paperwork etc, salaried GP will to satrt with but then will stop. The holiday and sickness cover will require at least 10% MORE GPs.
As has been pointed out to buy out the buildings will cost tens of millions (even in Hull) as the premesis will be £250,000 to £1,000,000 and 57 times that is a lot.
actually you are lucky as more than 2 years out and it would be better quicker and easier to apply for a GP Registrar training scheme and do it all again
Like Pev's partner I quit earlier this year at 55 as the job was making me ill. Ex patients have commented how much happier and healthier I look after only 4 months away. I am working less and earning more (some clinical some management). My pension lump sum has paid off debts that have been accumulating for a decade while my income has been falling. Five GPs out of the 60 odd in my year have gone and two more are going. Three emigrated in the last few years. The system is collapsing Once GP practice in a whole town like Bicester goes under something will have to change.
"It is becoming increasing clear that NHS England is not fit for purpose!"
Unless that purpose is to hasten the demise of General Practice!
I have just had our premises valued as I am retiring in 10 weeks. They have fallen in value in the last 10 years since the last valuation, despite a rise in notional rent and I am going to get 20% less than I was expecting.
Lines in the sand and all out strikes, don't make me laugh!
In 1965 there was no law that stopped the BMA from balloting/collecting resignations etc etc.
Not read all the comments but Peter is right. I am off in 10 weeks and will be helping run an APMS practice.
I was on GPC for 5 years and it is NOT their fault, its the Governments and, as Peter says, the profession for being spineless. The frustration made me ill.
GPs must become hard headed business people and charge either the Government or the punters a going rate.
Landmark contract deal cuts QOF by 40% and boosts global sum - but will force GPs to publish their pay
Nothing on the BMA web site about PMS practices getting this.
Bet they don't.
No practice boundaries is going to be interesting
BMA calls for practices to work together to extend GP access in blueprint on future of general practice
Just realised why the BMA have released this, the have finally realised we can go back to the 1940s when GPs were private and we could sit around and make a fortune.
Took you long enough BMA
"What about the cost of the surgery calling patients on their mobiles."
You can vap this by having an outgoing line on your surgery exchange which is a fixed cost mobile number. No matter how many calls you make it only costs about £40-60 per month depending on the contract. We have reduced our phone bills dramatically. Talk to your phone provider.
Note that one of the tabloids today has pointed out that Government agencies rake in £56M per year from premium lines
but why are the GPC even talking about it, if over two thirds of the profession are against it?. They could have asked LMCs as soon as this was proposed by the RCGP and had an answer before the question was asked
Good line in the sand argument?
Can Pulse do a big poster to put up in waiting rooms pointing this Government initiative out?
I am sure most patients will be appalled.
Yet more evidence that Heremy Junt has no idea what GPs do and thinks it is trivial easy and can be cheaply replced
and another thought, if they do not have the pateints permission to have their details then they cannot keep them. You can't keep information on people without their permission. It is well known that patients often complain about the wrong doctor, I know of a practice had an argument with a patient who said they had altered the holiday rota and appointment book to cover up as the doctor involved could not have been away. Keeping inaccurate data about someone is an offence under the DPA, so unless they can prove it is correct, they will have to destroy it.
" ‘unduly burdensome to keep all doctors updated about what data we hold on them and when it changes’."
as pointed out above, it will not be burdensome to the individuals for thousands of doctors to submit an annual request for information newly held in the last 12 months.
A template on the BMA web site which you can fill in with a few clicks, requiring e-mail confirmation before it is sent, would be cheap and simple to set up.
extending the hours requires more GP time to be available. If everyone did it then it would require a third more GPs. Otherwise the appointments in the week would have to reduce by a third. No matter how much money is made available, it just is not possible.
Its OK people, we will all get a 7% rise when Steve Field closes down all those failing practices and we take on their patients. Simples
Oh Dear. Conflicts of interest??
WHy the repeat CRB check? If you are on the GMC register you cannot have any outstanding offences that would disbarr you.
It's about time someone refused to jump through the hoops and publicised the resulting argument
Congratulations to Chaand, I am sure he will be excellent.. The profession is unusually united about this (nearly 70% say they would not take it back for any money) so there is a clear mandate for refusing
and I thought that the NHS was doing a good job in contributing to an early demise for GPs. The job is killing me