how about not making life hell for those few Essex coastal GPs that have kept the service going by superhuman efforts in the face of the worst funding in the area, amazingly sick patients, and zero recruitment
sorry dosent fit steves agenda.
its too late for me.I gave up my practice and will retire completely very early.
I suspect its too late for this town without multiple millions being spent.
the problem is risk
any computer that could accurately quantify the risk we daily face would not accept it.
so whilst probably technically possible in the future the whole current game of loading risk on to GPs then blaming them when it goes wrong is not suitable for an algorithm.
please stop spinning
Hot air and waffle cannot replace cold hard facts.
One of the chief reason access in this town to GPs is so much worse than it was is the lack of morale causing people to quit. And one of the main reason for that lack of morale is you and your organisation
even the outgoing MP realised it enough to take us to the health minister who ignored us
so please spare us the bull, it makes me feel sick.although unfortunately there are now no doctors left here if I do get sick though
so carry on destroying the NHS if you want, I cant stop you. but spare us the garbage above
well steve if you want me to present you with some facts that clearly prove this to be untrue (at least in this area),then the offer to meet is still open.
otherwise keep destroying in the name of improvement.
But spare us the spin. you are fooling nobody and making yourself look silly.
I still can't believe how people with no idea about patient care smashed my practice and put me under such stress.....and now the situation is much much worse for the patients
For me however as a salaried I can coast until retirement
There's a strory of arrogance and negligence here from the ccg
Well I worked in Clacton on sea until the collapse
And live in frinton on sea so am registered as a patient there.
There's a story to tell
why not mention pay
9 years of pay cuts means the workforce is leaving. it may be unpopular with the public but the UK is becoming uncompetitive in attracting or retaining doctors
lawyers, bankers and every one else exists in the market place why not use. can we merge with the RMT and get the train drivers union to negotiate? they seem to understand the point that a union is there to negotiate price for its members skills, not serve HMG or indeed the public
I remember a case (not here some years ago) where I was criticised for not prescribing antideperssants. criticised for prescribing antidepressants and criticised for not referring to MH (was under them but they wouldn't see due to no apts). all in the same case
in the real world were damned whatever we do. spend a day consulting in jaywick prof. lets hear your solutions
I can't stand this emotional violence
Leave in silence
( I listen to that song a lot)
Leave in silence
I left on 6th july last year.
multiple multiple letters and forms later they took me off as registered manager in mid November.
the only answer is to leave, and let steve field and his chums run the service.
and guess what. theres a recruitment crisis so I can charge more for my services as I wind down to very early retirement bcause the area has no doctors at all (funny that)
CQC good for patients? would be hilarious if it wasn't all so vicious...
winston had been advised to revise the boot production statistics down in back numbers of the times . he knew at heart the second statistic was no more or less a lie than the first as the evidence of his own eyes showed the majority of the population walked around barefoot and in all probability no boots at all had been produced
(with apologies to George orwell)
I would never put someone through the hell general practice can be.
I don't think with the current legal climate and regulatory framework its even possible to survive for a working lifetime even as the best doctor.
so no, im not going to lie. I actually will tell it like it is
dear all non uk colleagues who want to come and work here.
the insane vicious and unfair regulation ,massive workload, regular media vitriol,and the parasitic rabid lawyers will ruin your career and possibly much much more
take your caring doctoring skills and use them where they will be appreciated. which is not England in 2017
and that goes for trainees too, who despite what the RCGP say should not be led blindly into the appalling mess primary care has become
So you want me to lie?
You want me to say good doctors are not broken by inhumane workloads and insane and vicious regulation,?
Perhaps you want me to say pay and conditions have not worsened year on year ?
But then perhaps instead I will tell people the truth.
The RCGP is one of the forces that have brought our profession to its knees.
Do medicine by all means young trainees. But if you value yourself and your sanity avoid UK general practice
I miss nothing, nothing at all
I don't miss the huge responsibility of running a practice in englands poorest area that could not recruit.
I don't miss the fact that I was viciously blamed for things that werea ctually results of failed politicians.
I don't miss not having days off
im salaried. im a good and thorough doctor.
but my only plan is to cut my hours as soon as I can financially.and leave this stinking mess created by HMG as soon as I can
really nasty blame for the front line for political and funding failing is the name of the game
partner? never again
You are a union
You've singularly failed to represent your members interests at at time when their services are more in demand than ever
I don't see the RMT worrying about passenger health campaigns? Possibly that's why their pay has gone up and ours has gone down?
You are a union, an ineffective gentlemanly union. You've let a shortage of staff which should lead to increased rates translate to pay cuts and worse conditions.
So sad, there are so many people, myself included , who could do the job so much better than you
You've failed your members as the NHS falls apart.
Cancel your opioids committee and get real eh?
You negotiated the pension
Which due to BMA weakness is now in tatters
We are more in demand than ever but our services are less valued than ever
A hint. Go to the RMT and learn what a union is for. Not for the public, not for HMG but for its members
Train drivers get a very good salary because their skills are in demand and their union negotiates on their behalf
It's time to learn
my are has had few regular GPs in any practice for many years now with a thumping zero percent uptake of offered partnership and salaried jobs.
can I declare an area wide brown alert?
does anybody care?
since I gave up partnership, its up to somebody else to sort out the mess they they are so hell bent on creating
The system is broken. In my are the poorest in England there are no recruits.
There is indemnity, vicuious and unfair scrutiny, and insane demand driving the few dedicated remaining people out.
So I'm , to use the colleges words, ideally placed to ignore the ivory tower RCGP .