Service users have a huge role in NHS collapse.
It will take half a century to achieve your suggestions and ideas. We are in a culture of "see the doctor".
Nothing is going to change. The reason is simple and plain. Patients are somehow seen. If not by own GP practices, they are seen by OOH and A/E and that is what matters. The rest is individual doctor's funeral. I hope we all know how high the OOH work load is.
In UK every movement from a doctor risks patient safety. Soon we will be told not to breath in front of patients because it risks patient safety.
Have you said anything new.95% of total NHS workforce is from outside UK. Go to any care home or nursing home. You will see carers from outside UK. Now I see numerous carers from EU. I have not reacted to all the issues around JH. But his comments against foreign doctors are been very inflammatory and racist.
Does it need a research by Imperial College to certify that the target kept by JH cannot be achieved.
Last week we heard JH saying he does not want foreign doctors. Back in the 60's doctors from Indian subcontinent rescued NHS, immigrants from Afro Caribbean areas came as labourers. Now EU doctors. Now look to EU for doctors, fail good UK trained doctors in MRCGP exams. When will the culture to use foreign doctors and yet criticise and look down on us will stop. If all outside doctors leave NHS will crush within seconds. It is doctors from outside the UK who serve the most rural areas and in unpopular specialities.
More than 70% of OOH calls do not require to be seen urgently. The supply makes the public to use it. The national triage has a big role in increasing the OOH calls, e.g "Thrush at 4.00am"- urgent appointment PCC.
Look at NHS recruitment web site. The adverts are on and on for months.
At last somebody has realised that.
Practice manager 11.11
Good luck to Dr.Sindhu
Reply to Harry Longman,
You need to get the word "continuity" right, a very institutional word like many other words being used,
patient care, support, help.
I can hardly believe RCGP chair is saying this. I fully agree with comments given GP Registrars. Most complaints are because of not prescribing antibiotic and Benzo.The culture of I want! A popular GP is the one who issues sick note, Benzo and antibiotics.
Is this "a breaking news"
It is a supply induced demand. Our public does not take responsibility.It is go the free gp culture.
I absolutely agree with you. Especially is rural areas, e mail culture is very poor.
If only the mental health providers could get at least the "neck up" right!
What is the college's role and strategy in recruitment and retaining doctors in rural areas?
Pilot studies always work. Things tumble when reality hits.