My Long-standing gripe with the college is the lack of csa examiners from Ireland ( north or south)
As well as BAME discrimination there may well be a bias against Irish doctors on their examination panel as I have found repeatedly over the years
It appears to have become “ an old boys club” with mutual patting on backs and a very closed ethos regarding outsiders
To my my knowledge there are no (NI) csa examiners currently from my rcgp faculty.... why?
Utter nonsense, I left the BMA years ago, I now realise that I made a good decision.
"In NI, the reset of the NHS will be led by primary care"
officials still think there are unfathomed endless resources in primary care just waiting to do every body else's work.
The well has run dry.
Not the federations who set these up!
Feds only administer the roster,
So perhaps blame needs to be attributed elsewhere to the conception these hot hubs
Serious breach of GMC rules on confidentiality
This needs referred to gmc under their guidelines and investigated rigorously
In my practice this would have resulted in suspension, referral to gmc and investigation under fitness to practice ultimately resulting in possible suspension or even erasure from the register....
No masks available at peak of pandemic, no obligation to wear masks
Masks now obligatory even though v little transmission in my area now, but masks are now available
It seems the policy is driven by availability of masks and not their clinical importance?
I am really concerned that general practice in Northern Ireland will be sacrificed for political capital and personal glory:
In an ocean of nhs chaos in Northern Ireland, general practice has remained the only chink of light, now with central meddling we are to be nationalized, micro managed and destroyed!
Obituary for (NI) gp
RIP gp NI 11/6/20
Put up a good fight but ultimately destroyed by those who should have known better
Gone, but not forgotten
NO proven benefit and much harm:
I do not agree with BMA on this, it dehumanises the patient, we lose non verbal communication cues and it is unnecessary
As in NI: the BMA do not speak for me as I have lost all faith in their honesty and independence and their collusion with DoH ni which is unacceptable to me
I am no longer a member of BMA and I have withdrawn our practice LMC levy over all of this nonsense
I remember Neil Ferguson at the start of the pandemic quoting an expected 500000 deaths in the UK, lies, damned lies and statistics comes to mind
If an emergency dentist can be found.........
Not my experience in rural Northern Ireland
Meanwhile in Northern Ireland, nada.......
We were assuming qof 2020/21 was protected but I am now not so sure.......
Usually Dohni follow the English lead on these things so I am getting a little concerned by what is happening accrosd the Irish Sea
And yet, we are mandated by DoH (NI) to staff these centres here in Northern Ireland
Poor science, horrendous cost, not evidence based but it is a political dogma forced on us by..........BMA (NI) aided and abetted by rcgp (NI) and others
We need a serious look at our leaders motives and question the nonsense they put out!
Welcome to our world English gps!
We have been mandated under fear of severe punishments if we don’t man the covid centres!
Fear, coercion and threats will really help the future of general practice (not)
It is the beginning of the reimposition of mandatory ooh Gp work by stealth
Meanwhile in lalaland ( Northern Ireland), our “Union” has made it compulsory to staff our covid hot hubs, failure to do so will risk severe punishment from the department of health in belfast as per email confirmation from a senior civil servant.....
It couldn’t really get a lot of worse treatment from our leaders.....
Coercion vs volunteering that is the issue
We do our covid sessions in (NI) not because we want to but because we have been mandated to comply, it is wrong and poorly thought out project, but if we didn’t agree to working in them then we risked severe sanctions from (NI) department of health
Dr Stout is proud that 99% of practices complied, we had no option other that to agree, shame on you bma, rcgp and hscni
Forced into centres against our will with poor PPE and little evidence base.....
This is not good!
“All is changed, changed utterly, a terrible beauty is born, until her voice grew shrill”
The terrible beauty the government shall see will be the awakening of the quiet mass of GPs who have been silenced for too long about the dire state of UK primary care and demand change
BJ was born in 1964 so as a toddler he probably heard Boris the spider by the who!
Only in England!
For example, our windfall medical indemnity cover available in England since April has got lost in doh Stormont and has not made its way to primary care as it was intended to do
New money allocated through the Barnett formula will no doubt be diverted to secondary care as per usual leaving GP the forgotten poor relation,,,.
And there are many many more cases waiting out there with our outrageous waiting times in Northern Ireland
5 yrs plus for neurology and up to 8 years for a hip or knee replacement
Sadly we are powerless to effect change as GPS and remain hostages to fortune as well as our imperiled patients
What about having a local government of any sort accountable for health policy, Stormont will have been inactive and not sitting for 3 years soon and nobody is accountable for our collapsing health setup here!
Dereliction of duty and care and shame to those who will canvas our votes on 12th December to re-elect them to Westminster, you do not deserve one single vote but sadly tribal politics here will prevail and the usual suspects will once again get elected, our MP is abstentionist and in the absence of stormont the highest level of political governance operating here are the local councils who are virtually powerless!
You would laugh if it weren’t so tragic and disgraceful
Shame on all you politicians for abandoning any sore of governance for your own selfish reasons
Shame on you all