GP Partner, England
Under this Mazars advisor I still got hit with a 5 figure fine for paying into my pension!
What are they doing about the drug shortages that have been going on for the last 12months !?
The admin people at the Pensions office are inept. I informed them in February of leaving the scheme at the end of April due to the AA limit. And they have still taken my pension payments in May/June/July. Ive filed a complaint, but still heard nothing. last time it took them 18mths to refund the payments!
If patients have used a digital service we should be able to decline to re-register them, but instead point them to the local walk-in centre. If the government want to promote digital then they should back it up, patients simply wandering back-in at will needs to be discouraged
Apparently the Firemen and Nurses have had similar discriminatory changes to the pensions. They have both taken the government to court on this - and both won!
So if the BMA cant get a result when there are 2 similar precedents then they truly are a waste of space
The devil will be in the detail/numbers. A recent offer here was for 2/3 of the market value! I don't see many people wanting to sell off their assets with that kind of loss.
If patients have been seen by Babylon and then need to see a Dr in real life, can we refuse and direct them to the walk-in centre? They cant have there cake and eat it, then expect us to pick up the pieces
Well there is a surprise!
And why should we believe the opinion of a Dr stuck in an ivory tower over the opinion of Dr that actually see patients?
Yet I fear they are here to stay and beat us with
Do you trust the British government, with all that personal data?
I don't see how this will solve anything. So a GP pays less into their pension per month but over the year the same limit is still there, so what if the payments are spread out a bit more? Its the annual limit that is the main problem until that is changed Doctors will be going in+out of the pension scheme like yoyos.
That says it all !
Wouldn't trust an on-line score.
I did the HeartAge one; BP 120, TC 5, BMI23 and it aged me! Doesn't take into account me or my exercise regimen and diet. Meaningless
Physicians were unable to reach a consensus: Should Brexit take place? The Allergists were in favour of scratching it, but the Dermatologists advised not to make any rash moves.
The Gastroenterologists had sort of a gut feeling about it, but the Neurologists thought the Brexiters had a lot of nerve.
Meanwhile, Obstetricians felt certain everyone was labouring under a misconception, while the Ophthalmologists considered the idea shortsighted.
Pathologists yelled, "Over my dead body!" while the Pediatricians said, "Oh, grow up!" The Psychiatrists thought the whole idea was madness, while the Radiologists could see right through it.
Surgeons decided to wash their hands of the whole thing and the Chemists claimed it would indeed be a bitter pill to swallow. The Plastic Surgeons opined that Mays proposal would "put a whole new face on the matter."
The Podiatrists thought it was a step forward, but the Urologists were pissed off at the whole idea. Anesthesiologists though it was all a gas, and those lofty Cardiologists didn't have the heart to say no.
In the end, the Proctologists won out, leaving the entire decision up to the a**holes in Parliament.
Don't know about you guys, but weve had sporadic shortages over the last few years, but the last month lots of different items are being sent back from the pharmacy as the are not available!
Why are the government holding the chemist/pharma to hand on this by letting the UK stocks fall short. Surely there is a clause in the contract that means they have some obligation to have stock for us?
This is repeat work that they will already have the data. Does that mean they have lost it? Isnt that a governance issue?
If they want us to repeat all that work, then set up a new job and attach some money to it!
That's a great way to help with the winter pressures!?!?
The NHS has all the data on computer held by EMIS/etc. Why don't they cut the GP/middle man out and go direct to them with the request. I wonder what their reaction would be to breaching confidentiality?
Quite right Bob. The elephant in the room is it is linked to obesity, which patients contribute to themselves by overeating and not exercising.
Perhaps if the Income Tax was the same as the BMI, might change people approach to looking after themselves?
Is this Mr Hancock related to the famous Tony Hancock? as some of what he comes up with is quite comical but obviously in a completely different league!
The Heart Age website is terrible, I put in a BP of 120 and Cholesterol of 5 (I would have said that was average to good), and it aged me!
It doesn't take into account any of you exercises activity, or the fact my resting pulse is 52 because of it.