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  • GP pensions to be 'more flexible' to improve retention

    lookingtogo's comment 03 Jun 2019 4:23pm

    Too late too little. Cut down sessions especially OOH,more relaxed and care a hoot about these guys trying to make you work harder for lesser and think this is achievement . The joke is then tell trainees are directors maybe trainee politicians can take top political jobs and steer the ship to clarity or more so calamity.

  • GPs will be required to collect annual patient feedback under GMC plans

    lookingtogo's comment 30 Apr 2019 10:21am

    Hahaha looking to reduce burden on GP hahaha we will get feedback for every sick note, antibiotic, controlled drug refused. It is also good for GMC to get feedback on its performance by doctors-that is very appropriate and we should demand it. Brilliant wow.

  • GPs in their 30s 'being told to cut clinical hours' to avoid pension charges

    lookingtogo's comment 05 Mar 2019 10:22am

    No hope for lost cause. Plan cut down sessions, remove OOH and anti-social hours for better work life balance. No point stating the obvious in sinking ship. Some guys think they can cleverly increase taxes without any reaction. They need to check in many such policies in past for tax collection fell flat as people adjusted to the changes.

  • Hancock hints indemnity scheme could be paid for with GP core funding

    lookingtogo's comment 30 Jan 2019 6:13pm

    Why should our dear partners who have been for years prospering not share now for poor locums who have been locums because they were not made partners because of somebody's greed. On the other hand if they think locums are overpaid why not have guts to become locums themselves. Sad they say all rubbish while locums are paying much more in indemnity cost than them.

    To be true I see as a locum and a partner. I expect the very least from these politicans who unluckily have empty words, no money.

  • New GP contract to mandate practices to join primary care networks

    lookingtogo's comment 10 Jan 2019 8:43am

    Great effort to combine services to prevent the NHS from headaches on lonely last standing surgeries closing. But being too clever to save money the planners forget that they are just buying time- these new setup will sooner or later hit the cash crunch and will turn out more expensive but hopefully all books will have matched at the top. The question now is what happens when these networks also collapse - a bigger problem.

  • MPTS extends suspension for Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba by six months

    lookingtogo's comment 21 Dec 2018 9:53pm

    Do not worry . In six months magic will happen and the public will be safe, so the doctor can return to work- hahhaha..What will happen to the poor people whose appointment was delayed by few months as no doctor. What will be pychological impact and impact on practice of the doctor or doctors in such proceeding- nobody has bothered to think

  • GP workforce grew by 850 in three months, official data reveal

    lookingtogo's comment 21 Dec 2018 10:22am

    There was report somewhere that workforce has reduced after initial report of increase was false. Some twisting of figures going on and looks like these lies will increase in political uncertainty. See below-

    Full-time GP workforce fell by 221 over the past year, revised data show
    By Jenny Cook on the 20 December 2018
    GP online

    All figures are being woven in desperation

  • Government proposes tightening rules on GP medical indemnity schemes

    lookingtogo's comment 11 Dec 2018 12:13pm

    Well said Alan @6.18 pm

  • GPs face restrictions on glucose testing strip and bath emollient prescribing

    lookingtogo's comment 29 Nov 2018 11:01am

    Please issue a written directive with a signature which can be handed to patient for effective complaint management hahahha

  • GPs 'should limit' adrenaline auto-injector prescriptions amid shortage

    lookingtogo's comment 10 Oct 2018 10:56am

    Refuse and enjoy services of HMP for manslaughter charges for hahaha manufacturing issues. Better that the Department sends out letter to all users and accept responsbility. Alternatively they send out letters to all GP and accept responsilbilty so if anything happens adversely we can send the claims to them.Such sorry state of NHS could not be imagined before.

  • GPs could be asked to do C-sections under proposals to retain maternity unit

    lookingtogo's comment 01 Oct 2018 1:25pm

    Wow We will have wonderful post-operative care and Paediatricians for babies in our surgeries, Receptionists can double up as OT technicians.This is novel and cost effective, saving NHS millions-is it also a part of Government pledge.
    My God
    Those who thought this definitely need mental resuscitation.

  • More than two thirds of GPs work less than full time, says official data

    lookingtogo's comment 20 Sep 2018 10:46am

    Addendum to above

    We are well on way to recruit 5000 GP by 2020 and improving working lives of GP.We find it difficult to believe that GP's are shunning and leaving the pleasure of being appraised,GMC,CQC,few extra in contract things,dealing with more patients etc and leave for Australia, Canada etc. Thanks to us many of GP's are happily retired.

  • CQC suspends 14,000-patient GP practice over patient safety concerns

    lookingtogo's comment 10 May 2018 1:37pm

    What CQC does not weigh if how much loss of continuity of care to this large population it is going to cause . Also the lack of any medical support will cause disruption to elderly and vulnerable till the temporary care team of other surgery get the grips. Its time CQC looked at its own functioning as a poor performing organisation rather than displaying its kills in tick box measuring exercise.

  • I’ve learned the hard way to live without patient ‘satisfaction’

    lookingtogo's comment 23 Apr 2018 12:27pm

    The part I practised in training-I can deal with 1 problem in 10 minutes and if more issues will not be able to resolve the other satisfactorily. Please give me list of issues and lets see what I can do for you now.
    Patients forget that doctors are humans and need to pick up children, be responsibilities etc. Nobody will give discount in after school childcare if they know you are GP but will says 'Oh a GP, surely can pay'

  • More than 8,000 individual GPs warned over their antibiotics prescribing

    lookingtogo's comment 08 Apr 2018 7:28am

    Mrs CMO please also write letter to Nurse practitioners and Physician assistants (hired to over GP shortage and cost effectiveness as the learned managers say) many of who will have higher rates of antibiotics prescribing/referring by ambulance viral upper respiratory infections if somebody will kindly have sense to do it. Please also copy that to all over to not so ever demanding patients for information who will demand antibiotics for every 1 hour old cough/runny nose. It should also be copied to all the revered members of jury/judges so if somebody dies of ? Sepsis the poor GP does not have privileged company in prison after manslaughter charges.

  • Minister blames 'counsel of despair' GPs for poor training uptake

    lookingtogo's comment 29 Mar 2018 10:47am

    Oh Get lost Steve. Blame yourself and your policies for despair. Obviously we are not going to congratulate your for the crap - paycuts,pension cut,increasing workload etc but will tell the truth only as per our professional ethos and regulation perfectly as per GMC guideline

  • All GP practices could see NHS 111 direct booking from April 2019

    lookingtogo's comment 21 Mar 2018 10:29am

    Good Luck.111 is a struggling and most rubbish service.Will any regulators act against managers with such maniac schemes as they affect public safety and confidence

  • Every GP practice's medication errors could be published 'within weeks'

    lookingtogo's comment 15 Mar 2018 10:51am

    Hunt playing the saviour again and saying -look at these lazy GPs or whosoever are left of them. Rationing medication and looking for medication errors-just a second how do you do that and how to prove you are right. Pathetic as it goes and all target as good as getting 5000 GPs-lies.

  • GMC chair apologises to doctors for ‘fear and anguish’ caused by Bawa-Garba case

    lookingtogo's comment 13 Mar 2018 10:22am

    Apology for what. No resources-staff,seniors or juniors as Kangaroo court expects you to saving people who are also are unlikely to survive. Please apologise to the patients whom you caused inconvenience as everybody will now refer at drop of hat to cover themselves without caring for precious resources. Please apologise to the doctor and her family you caused grief. Please also apologise to people who had to leave their livelihood/family and leave this country to escape this madness. Please also apologise for not self reflection. It goes on and on. Non committal apologies are waste of breath.

  • Walk-in service scrapped as GPs are asked to refer to 'overflow hub'

    lookingtogo's comment 21 Feb 2018 10:40am

    Hubs are a waste of time and fill up in no time with patients left nowhere other than A&E to go. People go to A&E as timings are odd/places are other than their own surgery or if they want to be seen quickly where walk in service was not available. The non registered and out of area people will still go to A&E as hubs cater only local surgeries. The hubs take long time to kick in diverting huge resources in already cash starved NHS. Obviously it is to match government rhetoric without any evidence that it does anything effective.