A warped sense of fairness. If you work harder, you get paid less and should have the same pension or less than one that does not work as hard. Is that fair? There is no encouragement to work harder. They have determined the maximum "allowed". The fake total pay tricks people to come to the UK as the take home pay is stagnant after 110k. Time to look elsewhere if you want to do better.
GPs give their best to everyone, Veterans or not. Sad to say the government does not do this and is pretending to help by pushing the responsibility to us without any additional resources.
However, we are doctors and we will do our best with what little we have for our patients.
"Free up" GPs? Sounds more like creating more prescriptions and more work to me.
Let me guess, someone got struck off or charged with Gross Negligence Manslaughter for not doing a face to face, delivering best care standards that we are judged against. The pension they have earned in the past all gets confiscated too.
Sensible but in Australia you get at least 45 min for a psychiatry consultation. Now that is best care not the less than half measures we have.
Questions. Reduced face to face for how long? Did it cause more complaints or litigation? What is the cost to the GP in terms of time and risk? Of course nobody cares about the block contract GP abuse. Remember if it goes wrong, Gross Negligence Manslaughter and I have only recently found out you pension that you have put in in the past ALL goes too. Risk management tells me a big no no.
Doctors are one of the brightest people. It is a no brianer. With the added Bawa Garba case that can happen to anyone. All you have worked for the pension is confiscated if you get charged. I have stopped my pension as it is too risky and unaffordable. It is a con tricking other doctors to come to the UK as your take home really is stagnant beyond about 105K with no capacity to increase it working harder. I have stopped doing extras. Too risky and not worth my while.
The BMA did advice not to engage lawyers at this stage. We should just follow the advice but there are always those who would want to engage a lawyer from the BMA or not and it is reasonable they offer the service.
Knowing the end is near and saying things that she cannot deliver has dropped my opinion of politicians even lower than it already is.
Free leads to abuse. GPs like the NHS are free to see and use and hence abused.
Sadly nothing will change due to block contracts.
Says it all. By the way, the health secretary has no medical qualification and is telling us what to do, just like the 1 or 2 session GP who writes guidance and policies who knows better than the full time partner. Bet they are so much more clinically experienced to do so. One wonders why things go wrong.
Nobody would want any risk or responsibility, especially when you are not being paid and Gross Negligence Manslaughter charges are waiting round the corner for you if you miss some detail and the patient dies.
Once again free leads to abuse. One can end up potentially not seeing any patients getting requests from different organisations.
Well said paul cundy. The patients need to know it is rationalised healthcare and not
"best" healthcare. The government must provide the resources to meet the expectations they stoke up. We cannot end up being the fall guy.
Thanks "sceptic" for the link. Read it. One word...Brilliant! Non clinicians who are not interested in seeing patients with LESS clinical experience doing only 1-2 sessions telling full timers what to do.
It is not a worry for the directors as less doctors means a higher pay award for them as non profit organisations.
Charges and penalties for DNAs should be brought in for patients.I am doing my blood test results on home. When someone is on holiday you get over 200. The current situation is already unsustainable especially with the current expectations and standards without increasing the work force and funding. Escalating risks for doctors with Gross Negligence Manslaughter charges will just push people to emigrate and do more unnecessary tests and referrals. It is only a matter of time before the system collapses.
An endocrinologist diagnosed polyphagia in a patient of mine and wanted me to give a GLP-1 agonist. Sorry, greedy is not a diagnosis. An abuse and misuse of free healthcare at the expense of others.
I hope it is encased in armour or it will end up like the soft furnishings etc with holes in it.