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Peter Scott

  • Do you want to be stranded at the top of your licence?

    Peter Scott 's comment 09 Nov 2019 10:26am

    Brilliant article Shaba
    Truth in, and between every line
    Hell ... gouging away at the pinnacle of your expertise leads to burnout, working in fields of greatest clinical and medico legal risk.. sitting there to be shot at by the snipers who love to take us down.

    I still like the whole holistic thing, still do some phlebotomy .. because I like to! and it’s all useful patient contact.

  • NHS England scraps primary care network accelerator programme

    Peter Scott 's comment 06 Aug 2019 10:27am

    Maybe the penny is dropping, even at the very top of NHSE that the PCN project is flimsy.

  • The King of Complaints

    Peter Scott 's comment 05 Aug 2019 4:34pm

    Now seriously.. you haven’t told us who the patient has dobbed you in to...

    If they’ve shared this crap with the GMC
    .. you are dead!

    If they’ve shared it with NHS England they will give you four days to compose your response using a template that generously paraphrases the worst of the patients moans and asks you why you treated the darling as you did. Sign it and scan it in. You then have to email submit your prompt response to NHSE, addressed to the patient name... NHSE will then digest your response and hopefully send same out to patient ..
    Anyway you are probably dead.. no kidding!
    Here resteth the King if Complaints


  • The King of Complaints

    Peter Scott 's comment 05 Aug 2019 4:17pm

    I bet the patient found out that the practice wasn’t displaying a valid Display Energy Certificate..

    You bad boy you..

  • NHS England: PCNs must succeed or face 'being salaried to other NHS providers'

    Peter Scott 's comment 01 Jul 2019 2:42pm

    SHOT IN THE ARM ??

    More like a STAB IN THE BACK AND DUMP GENERAL PRACTICE IN THE SACK

  • Lord Darzi: All GP partners should be offered salaried NHS employment

    Peter Scott 's comment 19 Jun 2018 10:16am

    I'm with Peter and Paul
    I WOULD know one end of a Colonoscope from the other, but I do fear the Dear Lord lacks that reciprocity!
    Not being NEGATIVE, honestly, but all of this is far too little, far far too late :(

  • Could a chain reaction of criticism blow Hunt away?

    Peter Scott 's comment 28 Apr 2018 6:40pm

    Oh .. and on the subject of Hunt, I cant use any suitable language that the invigilator of this blog will allow!

  • Could a chain reaction of criticism blow Hunt away?

    Peter Scott 's comment 28 Apr 2018 6:39pm

    forget the butterflies wing in Thailand, what if 40,000 GPs all start clapping their hands, thats it .. yes .. and again .. ever so slowly .. and again .. now once more with feeling thats it .. I can hear you in Basildon, Liverpool, Plymouth, Eastbourne, Lincoln and East Kilbride .. come on my people, rise up and clap !

  • GPs who dole out sugar water give our critics a free pass

    Peter Scott 's comment 28 Apr 2018 6:34pm

    Sorry Pete, you've been on the absinthe again.

    I'm with Tony, Alberto and the pack of other baying hounds, but you are barking up a dead tree here.

    You haven't pointed out that 11/12 GP practices do not issue homeopathic remedies, and you have completely overlooked the psychology of the placebo effect. Remember 'first do no harm?'
    well no one will convince me after 34 years that many drugs in the BNF, that appear on millions of FP10's daily, actually do much better than the sugar-water or sugar-pill that they faced in the controlled trial that begat them their licence in the first place.
    Its my birthday today, so I'll order a pint of sugar-water and charge it to your tab Pete... thanx!

  • NHS England to reclaim £260k from practices over lost GP correspondence

    Peter Scott 's comment 27 Mar 2018 10:46am

    Oh good
    The punishments are going to continue..
    until morale improves.


    I agree.. practices will have done this, but have not been able to keep pace with the bizarre checking and confirmation system that came with it. I may not have completely satisfied the confirmation programme myself, but furthermore, based on the state of NHS buresucracy .. that fact is probably not the practices fault, as the NHSE/CAPITA machine is adept at not processing data and details sent to it.
    As a partnership with a new bank account, we are now 12 months into a monthly cycle of telling NHSE that we with to use account B, but nothing chages .. month after month the payments come in to account A which we were hoping to close

  • Jeremy Hunt stays in health secretary post with extended social care brief

    Peter Scott 's comment 08 Jan 2018 7:05pm

    Jeremy Hunt begs Theresa May to leave him alone and let him get on with his job...

    35,000 GPs beg Jeremy Hunt to leave them alone and let them get on with their job...

    now he's got Social Care to mangle!

  • Jeremy Hunt apologises to patients whose operations are cancelled

    Peter Scott 's comment 07 Jan 2018 0:04am

    How dare he apologise for a situation that he has wilfully constructed.
    He should simply resign.
    Go now!!

  • Putting the validation back into revalidation

    Peter Scott 's comment 06 Jan 2018 6:22pm

    Revalidation as it currently is arranged... stinks.
    It does not serve the purpose that it was designed to serve.
    We all despise the very word ‘reflection’ to the point that we no longer look into mirrors as we pass by.
    Appraisal itself is bad enough, and pointless too, let alone time-consuming.
    I would like to see the figures, that show, as I fully expect, that a disproportionate number of experienced mature GPs choose to hang up their stethoscopes and quit in that fifth year of the revalidation cycle, rather than go through the additional navel-gazing and self-flagellation of the revalidation year.

    Has anyone got the data?

  • GPs 'can't abandon their contracts with the NHS', says Hunt

    Peter Scott 's comment 01 Nov 2017 11:13am

    the health secretary said practices' 'contract with the state' was their principal source of income, so they have a responsibility to look after NHS patients.

    WHAT IF, WITH CURRENT FUNDING AS IT HAS BEEN FOR A DECADE, AND IS LIKELY TO REMAIN...
    THAT IT WERE NO LONGER A GPs PRINCIPAL SOURCE OF INCOME?

  • Revealed: one in seven GPs turns to alcohol and drugs to cope

    Peter Scott 's comment 01 Nov 2017 10:41am

    ONE IN SEVEN ONLY ???

    HOW THE HELL DO THE OTHER SIX COPE ??
    There's only so far you can get with aromatherapy, reiki or golf

  • Chief GP inspector admits practices have received unfair CQC ratings

    Peter Scott 's comment 20 Oct 2017 2:33pm

    Well said Wimp
    You can be in my gang

  • Chief GP inspector admits practices have received unfair CQC ratings

    Peter Scott 's comment 20 Oct 2017 2:31pm

    It takes a lot to be loathed universally, but I do think CQC and Professor Field HAVE truly achieved something in this line of work.
    99.9% of GPs treat them like the school-yard bully that they are, brutal, indiscriminate and unpredictable; we are nice to their faces BUT WE ARE FLICKING THE V's AT YOU BEHIND YOUR BACK AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY, cos to do so to your face would bring a sackload of trouble, and there is no good running to teacher for help!
    NO, not even I dare give my imprimatur here!
    Yah Boo Sucks !!

  • Chief GP inspector admits practices have received unfair CQC ratings

    Peter Scott 's comment 19 Oct 2017 6:28pm

    My personal thoughts about CQC are generally as black or blacker than those already posted..
    But just to lob a grenade in.. why aren't opticians and pharmacies regulated as care givers in the community.
    In the spirit of fairness I would love to see CQC excoriate these areas with their key lines of enquiry... let's start with chemists giving flu jabs and repeat prescription ordering policies/ practices .. patient safety ..etc

  • NHS England claims nearly 3,000 practice staff added to reduce GP workload

    Peter Scott 's comment 01 Oct 2017 5:54pm

    NHSE can claim NOTHING
    At the risk of repeating myself..

    The target of Jeremy Hunt and NHSE was for 5000 additional GPs to the workforce as it stood 2 years ago. As far as the figures go, with a net loss of GPs in that two year period, Jeremy SHOULD be looking for 6010 additional GPs now, and he only has 3 years to do this. No chance !!

  • How the 5,000 GPs target has been watered down

    Peter Scott 's comment 04 Sep 2017 11:28am

    SO .. by my mental arithmetic skills
    that's NOT 5000 'units' that we need

    but 5989 fully trained GPs
    nothing less will do