Sorry but this sticks in the throat.
RCGPNI have been at the table ( inappropriately) during the recent threatened contractual imposition of covid centre staging and upcoming A&E revolution We believe and have co-signed documents supporting the stance taken on centres.
This has been the biggest kick to morale in 30 years which is saying something and like it or not many GPs here fee RCGPNI have contributed actively to this
This may be a result of organisations such as BMA and RCGPNI not respecting their mandates and straying into the realms of services redesign, which they have no business being involved in.
This is the most alienated, subjugated and bullied that grassroots GPs here in NI tell me they have ever felt , and that’s saying something.
We really don’t have the leaders we deserve it turns out.
BMA and RCGP you really don’t speak for us.
“BMA GP Committee chair Dr Alan Stout told Pulse: 'There are no definite contractual proposals or discussions yet.‘There will clearly be an opportunity to review all of the contractual arrangements including QOF and enhanced services as the year progresses and relating to priorities.”
This sounds awfully like politicospeak for “yes you are right, I’ve been rumbled”
So instead of BMA fighting FOR us, they’re fighting us? Ditto RCGP ? Why are RCGP anywhere near contractual / service delivery issues ?
In Northern Ireland the CMO on the 14th April said doctors and nurses in primary care don’t need facemasks if patients don’t have covid symptoms and has declined to retract this!
We all fear we are being lined up to fed to the wolves therefore and that they must be planning to stop sending us any facemasks at all.
PLEASE sign and share this petition regards this !
It’s even worse the CMO has said we don’t need face masks back in normal surgeries so doesn’t seem to believe in UK and WHO guidance about asymptomatic transmission!
This is truly shocking , shameful and reckless behaviour being demonstrated by BMA, RCGPNI and federations and may lead to the destruction of GP partnership in NI
What exactly is the reason this cant be rescheduled to be delivered by schools themselves?
Copperfield help us out here ; we seem to have gone all Kafka
NI GO, worse than bonkers, it is intentional.
We keep forgetting where it’s all clearly headed.
In the current environment you’d be crazy to become a partner, either that or you’d have to be incredibly naive or ill informed. I say that as an ex-partner. The slight reduction in income as a sessional is more than compensated for by complete flexibility around when and where to work, holidays, lack of paperwork, lack of staff or premises or business to run, and ultimately just doing the job we actually trained to do. Continuity and sense of involvement is actually good as most locums gather a handful of practices that give the bulk of the work. To say it’s liberating would be an understatement.
Who cares ?
Equally, if you breathe in and out repeatedly your day goes better
So that reasonable fee would cover all legal costs for when patient goes on a killing spree after being signed fit to hold a firearm. Great.
checks date....no not April 1
Stephanie couldnt get her anti-inflammatory appointment.
have i died ?
Sounds like Theresa May suggested this
I also disagree- think youre reading this one wrong old chap ! In some parts of NI we have a phlebotomy LES whereby the Urology Consultant send the actual blood forms direct to patient at their own predetermined intervals for follow up and results go straight back to Consultant therefore who actions them. Much more sensible, and recognises not only medicolegal risk but money used up in GP / Nurse / phlebotomy equipment.
Just when you thought RCGP couldn’t get any worse they plumb new found depths . Are they desperate to feign relevance ?
This genuinely feels like the beginning of the actual end of the NHS. The bit where Jack and Rose climb over the railings at the end of the ship before it’s final descent. Not to overdramatise or anything.
Sadly a lot of partners feel trapped in small practices partner- owned in NI.
Their demise not only fits with the larger agenda, but in fact it’s dependent upon it.
Most partners seem to allow the daily distraction of working until exhaustion prevent them from accepting that they’re slowly grinding to a halt. Leave now , it is not going to improve. Waken up.