Robert James Andrew Mackenzie Koefman
econsult needs to be a replacement rather than an addition to our services eg stop telephone consults and use econsult and we will phone patient if need be, it needs to only be available in practice opening hours otherwise after a weekend or night it will swamp us.
maybe CQC should speak Chinese on their next visit , they certainly spoke a language I couldn't understand when they visited us recently
I don't think CQC realise how many lives they put at risk when they do this .We have had a recent visit and awaiting report which I suspect will show many failings which we were unaware of and it was a horrendous few for our staff like a Spanish inquisition.
Not a surprise we arte in Bracknell with most of the development happening around us and have been trying to develop a new surgery for 10 years without any support from the council even though we tried to get CIL money, they even sold the council nursery which was next to our surgery to developers as they wanted 1 million for half an acre of ground from us . We now have a development of 30 houses going up next to us and of course no extra help for us.Roll on retirement
Socail media can be very destructive and I think there are more than enough access points for patients to express their views and complain. As we have seen Wetherspoons is withdrawing from social media for the reason it was not thought to be helpful.If people want it good luck to them. Will it make them happier definitely not
Phew at least I only have a few years to retirement I pity the future doctors certainly not the profession it was some for the better but majority for the worse especially if going the salaried route. part of the fun is running a business and being entrepreneurial
The BMA,GPC etc need to stand up to the government at some stage and just say NO this will not be tolerated but of course they wont .For a 1% pay rise I don't think we should allow any more changes to work unless we do it ourselves
Im interested to know who is going to teach at these medical schools where have they suddenly come from ?
Amazing it certainly will stop me retiring early!
We keep asking the question why do we as doctors pay for the GMC, isn't it time the public purse pain as they are for the publics' protection against us not the other way around !
All it proves is that the more access points we develop the more they will be used. it does not mean it is needed. All this causes is fragmentation of care and does not reduce demand for the normal practice . just because a service is used it does not mean it is appropriate use.
This should be on the front page of newspapers and talk shows , Not all men should go and have there psa test done just in case.
All GPs have been working way beyond this for years, what about phone calls etc as well as the face to face consultations. Hospital clinics are capped but much easier to do as all prebooked. Very hard to control this other than reporting your practice unsafe and even then there are not enough doctors in the Country to take up the slack.Worldwide problem not just UK
In Life there are reflectors and non reflectors that doesn't mean one is better than the other only that the reflectors have managed to convince everyone that they are correct. It is a personality type that enjoys reflecting and gets the most out of it. others are just good at getting on with the job that is needed at the time.
I thought we were leaving the EU and becoming more sensible with rules
So they want us to take on more secondary care work, keep patients out of hospital, reduce referrals but reduce our funding pro rata and increase hospital funding. I am no economist but is this how it works ?
We have been saying this for a while that reflections could be used against us but no one listens' for one keep them to a minimum but always get told off by appraisers for not reflecting enough.i think maybe I was right in the long run.
The point is they have the right people doing their business cases whereas jobbing Gps don't have the experts to do it for them or the ability to use loss leaders to get on the ladder. I wonder whether it will say Virgin NHS or NHS Virgin one day in the signage
Wish they would stop trying to reinvent the wheel. GPs are best at doing what they do which is being in THEIR practices seeing patients and not trying to sort secondary care deficiencies !
Just remember the public don't care as they think we are overpaid anyway. About time we all stopped doing what we are not paid to do and just offer what we are paid for, maybe then someone would listen but I doubt it