Examine the effects of the Junior Doctors Strike. An event as rare as hens teeth.
Dont' examine the effects of government and management failure which affects patients EVERY day.
The absolutely shocking lack of knowledge about who pays for services in GP land is unacceptable.
In order to service all the various requests from perfectly respectable sources GPs must put their hands in their back pockets and pay for the staff.
When all these organisations realise that GPs are probably earning a smaller hourly rate than their staff then maybe they will get off their high horses.
I wish you all the best. You cannot conceive how wonderful retirement is until you have done it.
What worries me is that I have been retired for 6yrs now and the job nearly killed me. I know that it is much worse so how is anyone carrying on!
You have hit the nail squarely on the head.
Is it me?
I have retired but owned my practice whilst working and the mortgage I had on the practice was greater than the mortgage that I had on my home.
The government paid me rent because it had the statutory duty to provide the premises in which NHS care took place. It was cheaper for the government to pay me rent than to provide the premises itself.
Any suggestion that GPs were raking it in by practice ownership is made by people who do not understand the issues.
The GPC should be issuing the following statement.
GPs MAY agree to issuing a report for the police with regards to gun licensing.
A fee commensurate with the time taken and responsibility assumed will be paid in advance.
Any organisation not wishing to pay a fee must not expect a report or a reply to a request for a report.
I am so pleased to find that it really is you blogging.
Missed you and am glad that you have found a great way to spend your time.
This is an ageist and sexist policy and should be illegal.
It is highly likely that the patients who are not seen for five years are going to be fit young men.
These fit young men who do not see their doctors are likely to be taxpayers.
Just say NO.
I would be very careful about taking indemnity from the government.
The MDOs cover in a very special way and if you were to be sued after retirement I wouldn't trust government backed indemnity.
What needs to happen is that the government should simply reimburse the cost pound for pound and leave the cover with the traditional MDOs
Surely GPs can choose whether to work in an organisation like this.
The 'real GP for the rich' and any old bod for the others is coming sooner than I thought.
How is Phil doing?
Seven-day GP access pilot delayed as commissioners 'underestimated' time needed for CQC registration
I love the way that 'work for health provider' [whatever that is] and 'other healthcare professional' are showing that they have no idea of the impact that the cqc are having on the people who are the ACTUAL healthcare providers.
Do practice managers have a union?
Perhaps they could do something about the awful conditions in General Practice for all the doctors and staff.
Trouble is any failures due to the striking of managers would simply be used to hold the partners to account with breach notices.
"Crown indemnity" will only cover whatever the crown wants to cover. GPs would be well advised not to rely on it.
I do realise it is no longer called Crown indemnity.
Ooops. Forgot to say that I am retired Thank God.
When the new contract was published I went through it with a fine tooth comb and highlighted all the areas of serious concern were these to be implemented.
You could hardly read any script without fluorescent highlighter.
All of my colleagues, when asked, agreed with me.
I have NEVER met anyone who admits to voting for the new contract and I suspect that those who did were inner city GPs. [I have been reassured that the electoral body which managed the vote are beyond reproach so we must believe that there was a majority for accepting the contract].
Thank God I am retired.
Anon 6/5/2014 1:48pm,
Did anyone notice your gentle observation?
You have hit the nail on the head. This is not about anything but 'slowly slowly catchee monkey'
GPs are too disparate a bunch to act as one and sign resignations which need to be signed with a sang froid attitude.
The government [public] may respond however they like but everyone needs doctors and under our law the government must pay.
If all the doctors have resigned then they no longer need to abide by any contract other than that with the patient.
Thank God I am out of it.
Anonymous 10.37am has it in a nutshell.
Although it has to be a coconut shell to contain all of the negative forces against GPs at the moment.
Still, it is all part of the long game to get rid of the traditional GP so that the private companies can come in and take what they want.
The government [for some reason] does not worry about how horribly expensive a reduced service will be simply because the service which [strangely] still runs on goodwill, will no longer be able to call on that.
So let me see.
Patient takes script to Pharmacy.
Pharmacist dispenses legs and screws them on.
Pharmacist shows patient technique for moving body using said legs.
I can see this taking off.