Hilarious. The comments just adds more to the article.
The government will not care no thanks to the one sided block contracts. GP time costs nothing. Just keep piling work for them.
We have been wasting time for years changing drugs.
BMA take us all out and go the dentist way and we won't have to deal with this as bulk changes and prescribing advisers will not happen.
Quite right. We are not a replacement for social workers, border police, plumbers, taxi drivers, psychiatrists, teachers and parents, filling in for lack of doctors in hospitals and part time psychiatrists.
Taking us out of home visits will stop aome of this abuse of GPs.
BMA, we want a focused limited role. Limits our risks and enables us to focus on what we do.
About time. Most people think fairness is 50/50.
What is the point of working if your take home pay is less than that or worse, negative? You cannot work harder to meet your commitments and that is fundamentally wrong.
Just emigrate or let the waiting list rise. No idiot would want to do more work and be poorer.
Had a recent case. Spends £50 per week on cannabis asking for a visit as he has no money. Priorities.
Hurray! Big pat in the back, pay rises for the CCG managers. GPs taking risks and wasting time answering complaints, redoing scripts and seeing patients for the changes.
If there is a complaint? "It's your clinical decision".
Same in England. It will be quicker for the relatives to drive him to A+E. The moment they hear a GP is present you can bet it will be over an hour.
However all the useless questions tick the CQC box for safety and having processes in place and the directors/managers use it to cover themselves for a lack of staffing and the CQC pretends it is safe and give others the illusion too.
They system is not breaking. It is broken.
Top comment by Bobhollocks! Everyone has sepsis. There is so much stick now we have to practice defensively. Remember Dr Bawa Garba. Gross Negligence Manslaughter awaits everyone. Even when she tried to help covering not one but a few very busy wards over a few floors. I doubt even a commando can manage that.
We are not robots and cannot do 7 day opening, especially when it makes us poorer by doing more.
Most people view "fair" as 50/50. The take home pay was a little
The good professor has identified high workload, low job autonomy, long hours, low social support, work-life conflict---so much for professionals in their own right. No thanks to the BMA's one sided contracts. Take us the dentist way so we can be professionals and control our own lives since we have no sick leave or any control over workload.
The GMC has identified unsutainable workload but have they reflected? No. They will still strike you off like Dr Bawa Gaba and lack of staff or time is not taken into account as they continue their fantasy ideal care in a not ideal world, not ideal funding, not ideal staffing.
Crocodile tears of the hypocrites at the GMC.
The weak BMA should get tough and we should just say no visits. Professionals should be able to manage their workload.
It is well abused, patients calling for visits going out shopping, doing their hair and being able to get to hospitals far away and town centers.
If they are that bad they cannot walk, they need an admission.
Works in other countries, on other humans.
GPs have different experiences and capabilities and should be able to practice within their comfort zone like true professionals in Australia. We are not stupid. If we mess up then the patient can always sue us. We do not need the RCGP restricting or limiting us. We are adults. We are professionals.
Most GPs are underpaid. Taking on CQC responsibilities, looking and clearing locums blood tests and letters. Not sustainable.
2 possible outcomes if they win.
1) Bankrupt the country, ruin the economy and more austerity and tax for 50 years.
2)Lie. U turn once in power and say it was only an aspiration.
Hi Tony, are Canadians suffering poorer health or dying because there are no home visits? I guess not.
I wish it was just mental health services that are lacking putting pressures on GPs. It is lacking on all fronts here. Referrals bounced, scans rejected, medication not available. So much for the best health care system in the world.
Shared care means we create a policy and GPs do the work.
As if we are not busy enough, this has just opened another can of worms and more unnecessary consultations pending.
Once PCNs go, all the "extra staff" will be a problem.
Freeing us from visits will actually allow more of us to register patients from further away with no risk of visits and perhaps do some favorite online consultations of Mr Hancock without the risk of a visit.