SHOT IN THE ARM ??
More like a STAB IN THE BACK AND DUMP GENERAL PRACTICE IN THE SACK
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 :(
Oh .. and on the subject of Hunt, I cant use any suitable language that the invigilator of this blog will allow!
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 !
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!
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 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!
How dare he apologise for a situation that he has wilfully constructed.
He should simply resign.
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?
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?
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
Well said Wimp
You can be in my gang
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 !!
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
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 !!
SO .. by my mental arithmetic skills
that's NOT 5000 'units' that we need
but 5989 fully trained GPs
nothing less will do
Dr Peter Scott
Solihull LMC Chairman
I know no one will read this, but what's that creaking sound.. it's the sound of fracture lines opening up.. a chasm cutting across the heart of Wulfrunia .. lack of continuity.. job dissatisfaction.. recruitment problems . The end of this inglorious pipe dream cannot be far away
You heard it hear first.
Forgive Mr Mowat, he is a politician and knows not what he does..
the only migration going on is toward retirement or another country ..
the UK public had better get used to the idea that they won't have a general practice service in 5 years time
The end of QOF?
Beware that it doesnt just mean that the income from QOF gets sliced off the income of hard-working practices... to fill the black hole of financial deficit.
Whatever next? .. they will come for your Enhanced Service income.
Then there will be no viability left in General Practice .. end of!
Dont hold out any hope in the new model voluntary contract, there will be none there.
Resources for General Practice to take part in Community Care projects in STPs? .. dont hold your breath