So what is the problem? Some ministerial suits think that GPs are denying effective treatment for serious illness? If so, ask those affected to book a routine appointment to discuss. What's that? Do you want an urgent appointment? No. Cos it's neither a serious problem nor there is an effective treatment.
Publish all you like, it doesn't help situation on the ground. As I look at our accounts, even if those mythical 5000 entered job market tomorrow, I wouldn't be able to employ them. We are innovative practice who employs ANPs, paramedics and pharmacists. Waiting time to see me is still 4 weeks, no matter how much you try to sell noctors, people want to see doctors. No matter how much we offer, public demands more. Fund us properly, make the job attractive, and maybe people will come and your precious waiting lists may come down.
Nick Summerton? The one who professed that JDs need to shut up and do as they are told?
Do you really think this is an appropriate platform for advertising your next book?
So just to check, kids who come to inform me that they know that there is serotonin imbalance in their brains (and obviously I will administer a test that gives exact answer), are they milenials or just well informed?
brilliant article. thank you
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So when polls show low job satisfaction among ministerial brethren, their spinster is quick to point out to obvious link to recent reorganization. When similar point is made about another top down reorganization of NHS, any negative effect is denied.
They say that history repeats itself, but is it right to take 1990s experience as a recipe for problems of today?
Somehow words "working at scale" and "at pace" cannot be found in this article.
Primary care has become a toxic wasteland, ravaged by this monstrosity NICE. It sits in ambush, and when a lone, one of few still surviving GPs comes near, it snaps its tentacles and injects its poison. It doesn't eat it's pray. Oh no. It passes the corpse to lawyers who hang it high to scare others. Lawyers will also rip the heart out of the dead GPs body and put a single egg in each corpse. When it hatches, the larva will devour the body from within, beginning with the brain. If there isn't enough flesh, the larva will die, and GP is discarded as waste. But if it has it's full, it will go on to develop into another being. And when metamorphosis is completed, a new and fully operational Defensive Medic emerges.
I assume consultant cardiologist to be capable of issuing a prescription for treatment they recommend. They should also be able to communicate their recommendations to the patient. So I mark the letter "no action" and sit back and. If patient comes to see me about these recommendations, I will discuss and give my opinion.
When I was 5 my carrier choices were made on the basis of something close to above described sexy-appeals. When I was graduating, my choices were made on analysis of my strengths and weaknesses and on conditions of the job market at the time. I think this article is focusing on a minor superficial detail, milenials or not, main drives of carrier choices in medicine have little to do with glamour
Really really smart
agree with above. GP is ideally placed not only to ask about, but also to prevent falls. In fact we should be able to predict these events and be there, ideally placed of cause, before fall actually occurs and offer our full support. Furthermore, we should advice patients not to age if we are concerned that aging could be detrimental to patients health and we should be always offering our support to those interested in stopping their aging. Simples.
A pearl from my morning surgery:" I am only 80, but I feel like a 90 year old woman" (and she was a woman, I think I need to add).
Everyone knows CQC inspections are waste of time and money. I would also argue, a direct detriment to good care. Another driver for box-ticking and indirectly- defensive practice. Good to hear this from an influential GP.
Before we get too carried away with this, lets see if 60% of NI practices vote to leave. Has anyone seen a viable plan B yet?
I don't think this is a trap either. This government couldn't be an architect of any smart long term moves. They weren't even here when circumstances leading to his crisis were being created. They seem to have no strategy or view on anything besides their religion- trident.
Esteemed colleagues, stop moaning. There are many more important issues than GP demise or people dying on trolleys right now.
Nation needs to be told what brexit means after all. And that will make everything good again. Not!
Seriously though, Sarah Wollaston's speach to Ch 4 was a breath of fresh air. unlikely as it was to come from a conservative, the least she deserves is respect for keeping her integrity.
how can Dr Potter of BMA know that "many recommendations will be broadly welcomed by doctors"?
I know I wasn't asked for an opinion. Was anyone else?
Agree with above. One doesn't need to travel far to find governments skilled in suppression of unwanted news.
Last time there was LMC conference to debate undated resignations I contacted BBC several times as I thought this to be a newsworthy material. They had zero interest.