I came out of the scheme in 2014. At that point I realized what a lot of extra tax the pension actually is as we pay employers and employees conts.
Suspect the real reason they want something done is to shore up the pension fund. By coming out we no longer pay vast sums in and this will start to have an effect on pension values.
Can't see the point of complaints. Punters are very fortunate there are still some GPs left to complain about. I'll be one less soon.
Total waste of money. The secure are they fitted doesn't work. The actual Wifi available is so slow they can't watch their videos or play their games. Total joke.
Bring it on. All that will happen is that everyone will be shown to make errors - surprise surprise. We won't know who thay are. They will be on scripts written by locums / trainee / someone else in the practice / ourselves. It will demonstrate that GP is unsafe and under-resourced and patients shouldn't use it. It may mean days when I don't have to see the punters because I have to trawl through hundrends of errors and work out policies and procedured to prevent recurrence or some other pointless bollocks as usual. Hey ho. Whole thing is a pantomime. Just smile and see the funny side.
King's Fund fellow Ruth Robertson said the slump in general practice satisfaction was 'striking'.
Well Ruth - you must be a clever woman.
Surely can't have anything to do with the truism that if you gradually starve a service of funding, it gradually ceases to function.
Would help enormously if there was a central electronic drug database for each patient so when patients are discharged, or updates are made, all parties can see what has happened and who made the changes and why. As things stand we laboriously transcribe written documents into gp database and manually alter scripts. Never enough time with relentless patient interruptions, telephone interruptions, screen messaging etc etc. Not really rocket science that as human beings we make mistakes.
IDGAF, your ideals are laudable, but i bet my career that you make mistakes too.
GPs do the lions share of the work on a shoestring. We take massive risk every day on behalf of our patients. There are not enough of us and no other bugger willing to shoulder the burden.
So yes Jeremy, use to usual dogma of learning from mistakes dada dada. I like Cundy's analysis that we are actually safer.
End of rant.
This problem reflects appallingly resourced services with long waits (physio / pain clinics etc.). Addicted before they see anyone. We also have a pain intolerant clientelle following badly judge pain management programs in the 1990s and 2000s.
Hope they put some resources into managing this. GPs don't have the time and patients complain when I try to cut and stop their cocodamol / diazepam/ gabapentin etc.etc etc
What is CHC
I never read it. Total rubbish. They can change practice if they don't like us. Thing is there is no shortage of punters out there and the silent majority love us. So unhappy people, please go elsewhere.
I agree. Why chase them for money. Not in our interests. Nicer to have the free time to catch up. It's is the NHS's problem and if they think it is a problem, then up to them to find their own solution and not involve us.
So they will only see those patients who probably don't need to see a GP.
Couldn't care less if there are unofficial pages about my practice about which I am unaware. Ditto with reference to the trolls who comment on NHS choices. I run a professional but hopelessly unresourced service; not a beauty contest. I don't see the punters flocking to nearby practices because we don't have an official social media presence or because we only have 2 stars on NHS choices. We won't be setting up a Facebook page.
I spoke with a CQC inspector during a meeting that had nothing to do with CQC about this. She was absolutely clear that well funded practices scored better than poorly funded practices and in her view, this was all CQC were proving...which is proving the bleeding obvious.
Don't know why they bother to complain. Complaints are an occupational hazard and bothersome things that take up valuable clinical time to answer, and are mostly about things I can't change.
All alone, or in twos
The ones who really love you
Walk up and down outside the wall
Some hand in hand
And some gathered together in bands
The bleeding hearts and artists
Make their stand
And when they've given you their all
Some stagger and fall, after all it's not easy
Banging your heart against some mad bugger's wall
Pink Floyd. Says it all.
They are just an annoying noise in the background and best ignored. Please allow them to get on with making hot air which is a very important job. Meanwhile, on the coalface, I am getting on the mess they cause and looking after my patients as best I can with the resources provided.
Not sure if this would make much diference. Patients would simply be allocated if they live in the area.
Our LMC has advised we can return the original document to the police advising them the work is unfunded and put nothing on the notes. This is of course if the patient refuses to pay. The BMA need to grow a pair.