"We respect you"- well it wasn't that long ago that Labour were calling us "bourgeois icons".
Pass the sick bag.
Deliberate refusal to face the real causes of GP problems.
If these were sorted then there would be no need to "convince"
CON-vince more like.
Read his Wikipedia entry Hardly a health expert. Quite ridiculous that these ill-equipped politicians are put in positions of such responsibility. His rise through the Labour ranks seems to have been due to his "pugnacious style" and his ability to tell dirty jokes.
Put the sausage meat into the machine and it turns out sausages but it's not much use if they don't end up on the plate.
And whilst you are at it abolish seniority, don't alter the pension situation and continue to allow the CQC to run rogue and roughshod.
Why stop at 6000? How about one GP in every wardrobe?
Presumably there is a contract. What sort of compensation does the NHS get in the event of failure to supply? And thinking more widely for all the extra work GPs have to do for the shortages in so many other areas why doesn't this compensation trickle down to us?
PCNs will last somewhere between five and seven years. The realisation that they haven't produced the much heralded advantages will start to dawn on people around year four. The architects will never be blamed. It just goes on and on and on.
If large practices were so marvellous why do you think they didn't evolve in the past? Large merged practices are a scar reaction to underfunding and are doomed to individual loss of autonomy and eventual slave culture.
Hold out against them. The optimum size is probably somewhere between 8000-14,000 patients.
If only the CQC could read it.
Well said keitflyer- best post I've read in ages. Absolutely nails it.
YOUR PROFESSION NEEDS YOU! DO YOU KNOW ANYBODY WHO WORKS FOR THE CQC? STOP THEM! ARMAGIDEON TIME.
Just awful. I don't want a critical friend thank you very much. I want an adequately funded environment in which to practice professionally.
It took some time to slay the GMC and like the Hydra we are faced with another head to lop off. Anybody who works for this detestable organisation should be ashamed and resign forthwith.
It all went (necessarily) wrong when we gave up OOH. Up to that point we were a Professional body. We have since slowly rotted into "Skilled Workforce" status. As such we are treated as salaried staff to be herded around without any of the advantages of salaried status.
The only ways out of this quagmire is to become fully independent again or to be fully salaried. It's our very own interminable Brexit.
To be fair I do think they are being much more balanced now and more aware of how horribly wrong things went in their over zealous past.
The crucial point is that they have "improved" their lower level filtering which was where they lost all reason before.
Regulation is the very distant past. Trust is the recent past, the present and the future . Most people apart from anybody connected in anyway whatsoever to the CQC are aware of this.
So a solution is to "come along and get involved in the conversation."
An outstanding example of "conversation" tokenism.
One to relish.
Ridiculous. More pointless reorganisations. Who takes responsibility for the fact that four smaller CCGs haven't worked out? Nobody.
On and on it goes - the perpetual search for anything as long as it isn't appropriate funding.
And how much do the CQC consider they themselves have contributed to the loss of morale, the early retirements, the loss of autonomy and the general downgrading of the attractiveness of GP as a career.
Because one thing is absolutely certain- there is no GP in the country, apart from those who have taken the CQC shilling, who welcome their random inquisitions.
"Challenge" - a common misleading use of this word.
Why not be straightforward and say "very difficult if not impossible".
iIt's simple little things like this that leads to a breakdown in trust and in the end actually impedes.
Stare at the sun please.
Why would any young doctor want to be a partner? You can earn more as a locum with all the flexibility you demand.You don't have to get the dead pigeon out of the drainpipe or deal with stressed out receptionists.
And as for elderly partners there are absolutely no plans or initiatives to retain them despite acres of newsprint promising things. Instead the BMA agreed that abolishing seniority was a very good thing so come April next year expect a whole load more to head for the beaches.
A step too far