Practices are desperate for GPs. It now takes twice as long to get gt a GP on the Performers List leaving patients at risk. NHSEngland failed to set a standard for Capita.
GP facing delays through slow process or loss of their forms should be able to claim compensation from Capita for loss of Earnings. The BMA should help their members in this.
THERE IS NOT A SENSE OF URGENCY FROM NHS ENGLAND. IT HAS TAKEN THEM 2 YEARS TO COME UP WITH A SOLUTION FOR INDEMNITY COSYS AND WE ARE STILL WAITING. THEY WORK AT TITANIC PACE . MOST OF US ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE PROMISED INVESTMENT. IT SEEMS TO BE LIKE THE ELUSIVE PIMPERNEL.
I recently came across a case where the individual has been asked to work 18 month under supervision after returning from Europe after a 4 year absence.
This is far to long and quite discouraging for potential returners.
This condition was imposed without informing the individual of her right to appeal against such unreasonable conditions.
Now that we have the terms and conditions .It would be good for the BMA to tell us what is it they want changed .
'What good looks like'- An alternative to the current contract.
This will allow for everybody to make a judgement on how far apert the parties are
About time Simon Stephen get off the fence and ome up with solution on how to resolve the stalemate.
If your analysis is correct then NHSEngland/HEE should be coming up with a scenario and resilient action plan to address this challenge.
The absence of a Primary Care workforce plan based on reliable intelligence aligned to policy decision is worrying. I work in urgent and emergency care and sadly an increasing number of GPs are opting out of helping us with filling shift for several reasons including indemnity costs. NHSEngland response is
'We are aware of these issues and trying to address them' It would be helpful to move from awareness to specific action other than interim propositions which we see from time to time.
It would be good if Pulse could establish who is mandated to produce a primary care workforce plan.
I made a similar recommendation in my last HR planning report which has fallen on deaf ears
It seems to me that the right hand does not know what the left is doing. I thought that Monitor and TDA were monitoring breaches. The least that they should be doing is ensure that there is consistency or seek clarification from NHSEngland.
From: AgencyRules [AgencyRules@Monitor.gov.uk]
Sent: 23 February 2016 16:09
Thank you for the email and forwarding the article.
As the article relates to NHS England I cannot comment on procedures they may be looking at. I can however state that with regards to the agency rules issued by Monitor/TDA (link below) it states:
“GPs are not covered by these price caps, except where they are employed by a trust. Where this is the case, the appropriate equivalent medical price caps should apply.”
The Agency Team
Wellington House, 133-155 Waterloo Road, London, SE1 8UG
Training more GPs without ensuring that they are attracted to the NHS is a waste of resources.
HEE should do more work to find out what happens to GPs at the end of their training, I am surprised that we do not devote more time and resources on retaining GPs.
Those who listened to the Radio 4 programme might be forgiven to see locums as a risk to good patient care. It does not have to be like this as testified by Dr Chapman
Locum are now part of the workforce landscape and need to be valued as such. We need to provide support for revalidation of GPs in return for a level of commitment and continuity.
look at NHS111 WHERE A CALL HANDLER IS MAKING DECISION USING A PROTOCOL. WE ARE NOW INTRODUCING GP IN THE SYSTEM AT SIGNIFICAN COSTS.
why is this not hitting the national press
Absolute waste of money to pay for cost of a certificate. Money that could be spent more productively. It alarming to hear the Director of HR saying that the Trust had not considered the impact of her advice on Primary Care. This suggest the kind of silo thinking of some NHS Professionals. There must be better ways of managing sickness.
Food for thoughts for workforce planners.
IF THERE IS A SUPPLY ISSUE RAISING PAY IS NOT THE SOLUTION .