Robert James Andrew Mackenzie Koefman
The problem is that we all know you can still provide excellent care when cqc say you are inadequate of require improvement. The markers used for the ratings should be more relevant iow if clinically there are serious deficits then should be inadequate etc but if they are admin type stuff they should not. Only people working in primary care should be allowed to inspect primary care and vice versa for hospitals etc
Suspect wrong signs on toilets
Shame on her/them COC should suspend all assessments' until the workforce issue is properly addressed.It is actually the patients who are affected by CQC closing practices in a negative way. The Gps generally just retire early and leave primary care in a worse place. Armageddon is still to come when those of us in 50s retire in the next few years then CQC really will have a job on its hands
I have a suggestion why not ask pharmacists to do it or maybe even paramedics or god forbid maybe even put out a press release asking patients to contact the prime ministers office to arrange home delivery or maybe the BA pilots who are on strike , lots of unemployed people who have time on there hands to do this instead of GPs
No surprises there then! As it seems more and more are turning to locum work this will definitely be the demise of primary care as we know it as why should anyone become a partner when they can earn more and be less stressed as a locum. However the flip side is that this will bankrupt a lot of practices as employing locums is becoming more expensive than having a partner and therefore eventually locum work will dry up too. Purely health economics. if the government wants more FT Gp's' then they need to start incentivising people to do the job.
None of the online, phone calls, Skype etc save time. All they do is increase access to us and make our lives busier and busier. We need to stop adding things to our resume to do otherwise the whole system will crash and burn in the next few years and unfortunately patients will then realise what they had originally was enough.
Yet again I say I did not go to medical school to talk on the phone or Skype or app or whatever. I went so I could be a doctor and take a history and examine patients and make a diagnosis and determine an outcome for people that were really ill and needed medical care.
Oh well they can see a pharmacist or paramedic or social prescriber inbetween. Yet again the politicians miss the point it is a MANPOWER issue.
Yet again we are the poor relations getting a fraction of what secondary care get . Wish someone would put this in the headlines ! Why would anyone in their right mind become a GP now
Wish Boris would get rid of CQC etc. We all agree regulation and standards are needed but to the level now is affecting patient care in a negative way rather than positive
yet again more access more use and then half will be told to see GP yet again increasing the burden on GPs When will they realise increasing access increases workload !
we have over 700 new houses in our area and not a penny from CIL etc, council say it is not there problem. NHS England haven't intervened at all. So looking forward to getting out of this mess.
would it not be better to invest the money used on this for MANPOWER which if there was enough of would stoip half the complaints !Not rocket science
Same issue for GPSI work, MDU and nhs resolutions had no idea
when will they wake up to the fact that this is pure and simple a manpower issue, everything else they do just increases patient access and creates even more work !
What I find is it is amazing that no one seems to listen to the predictions and do something about it. Then when we have all gone in a few years people will blame us again as they do now for everything. Personally I cant wait the joy has gone out of medicine as a career.
On a slippery slope at the moment luckily retirement is not far away. I feel sorry for the next generation of doctors regulation and being controlled is getting ridiculous and therefore the joy of medicine is being eroded at an accelerated pace by successive politicians' and their whims
Amazing so when I am retired I will be able to see my GP for 15 minutes or probably just a hologram of one !
Oh Dear retirement retirement looking more rosy every day
Personally I have never understood how there can be a pay gap other than due to working hours and roles. We have never paid female partners any different. The data is just manipulated to show things that are not real I suspect. All doctors should be paid the same irrespective of gender as a doctor is a doctor it is just some of us worker longer hours than others