Mmmm. Still using Windows 7( released 2009) and Microsoft Word 2003 in my neck of the woods.
The fairly straigtforward task of flu jabs has become a shambles. Three types of vaccine for adults and two for kids. Letters to parents telling them to make appointments when nasal flu unavailable. Woeful.
BMA reports £1600 pay increase for partners earning above £80K. That is not a 3% increase. Which is it?
Sorry. My mask slipped.
As said above; new staff but not directly employed by practices. The GP will remain chief buck stopper. Deck chairs on the Titanic no longer being shuffled; some inexperienced deck chair attendants are being appointed instead.
Investing in GP services is a very different thing to investing in GP practices. This allows the health secretary to claim increased investment as practices go the wall.
We have this in Glasgow. Current waiting time 18-20 weeks. Guess which member of the Primary Care Team they complain to?
I am not sure helping to scuttle an already sinking ship is the way forward. More attention needs paid to why these practices are failing and planning a sustainable model for the future.