Time and time again GPs JFDI without proper core funding. PCN DES gets foisted on us yesterday, PPE crap, NHSE and SoS are of little help. Let's be more Geldof. Just give us the f.....g money and let us get on with it
Misleading figures announcement. Who'd o' thought it?
Fantastic. I wonder how many of these doctors would have remained working in the NHS if the T&Cs pay and pensions and working hours were not so destructive to their health and well being. HEADLINE 4000GPs to actually do what they're good at. Mr Hancock you can reach your 5000 more GPs by making the job worthwhile in terms of conditions hours and not bullshit bolt ons to the core. Pay the practices and they will deliver medicine for you.
Thank you for this article and best wishes to you and your family.
Stelvio- I am a critic of the BMA and have stopped moaning and done something about it by becoming a rep and am moving on further not to disrupt but to understand and then maybe steer whilst remaining a on the job GP
Jimmy Hill. (For those of us old enough)
As the proposer of this motion I remember pre-2004. General practice can go one of two ways. PCNs are ideal to to be starved in the future and the NHSE/ICS and 2ry care agendas to be delivered by a primary care salaried service. Or we can stand up as independent practitioners and practices and fight for resources that attract properly qualified people to deliver what the patients need. I’m not totally against PCNs but as they are arranged and especially the DES doesn’t fix the current problems in GP. As I said yesterday stable GP is a great place to bring through new GPs but with all the bolt on bits to ensure financial survival we are neglecting our core work. PCNs are too far too soon and my personal belief is too higher price to pay for ridding us of the indemnity issue. Joni Mitchell got it right- you don’t know what you’ve got ‘til it’s gone.
Headline: Over half a million patients lose their GP as there are 277 fewer whole time GPs.
277 is a small number; spin the bollocks out of it so it means something.
How about cutting red tape for GPs already working? Might not need so many recruits
NHSE do not trust us to be able to think. We must comply. I have no end of people using online booking then turning up with different complaints and occasionally - I booked this for me but I want you to see XYZ. A patient desperate and afraid will lie on an online booking to get an appointment; potentially putting a practitioner, practice and the public at risk through their fear. Good luck to CCGs and NHSE to providing primary care when we have to shut. (Trust us we're doctors!)
I’m very easy to find on NHS mail as there aren’t many called Ruffle.
Be interested to know which area you are.
I was vet much anti LMC/BMA thinking that they do not represent grassroots. I got elected as rep and haven’t looked back. BUT I am grassroots first, front and forever. I will not go native and I will represent constituents. There is no personal gain. I’m thankful that my partners support me in LMC work.
Massive thanks to the CEOs and 3 chairs of the BBO for their hard work and detailed analysis; and to Pulse for maintaining traction on this story.
For all GPs- please speak to you LMC reps attending the special conference 11/03/2020 so they can represent your feelings. You pay your levy, have your say through them.
(DOI: Dr Simon Ruffle, Board Chair BBO secretariat.)
Meanwhile the experienced GPs fall off the other end.
New GPs (and I was one) take 9 years to train and then when they join practice need senior colleagues for guidance and they teach us old crusties a lot as well.
I cannot see how short circuiting this training and support network can possibly help.
These new GPlites will need so much more supervision and training to cope with GP work that I’m not sure I could manage my work and theirs.
Sounds like a platform to build on. I await details before dancing. BUT what about some golden handcuffs like pension and seniority recognition?
We’re a health community when it comes to dumping work out into primary care but we’re certainly not in it altogether when it comes to negotiating these plans or helping primary care cope.
Most of these patients will need more nursing input at home and there are hundreds of community nurses drinking tea and eating hon nobs, aren’t there?
Copernicus: that meeting will instruct the GPC in what to negotiate.
The BMA has the statutory obligation to negotiate on behalf of all GPs, BMA members or not. They are often tied up in legislation and legal process on how to proceed but they have to negotiate steered by the LMC conference. To many GPs moan and self martyr themselves without getting involved and backing their union. I understand as a HP partner myself how difficult is to do when the day job is overwhelming but without the professions engagement the BMA has less power.
If 100% of GPs back GPC via their LMCs then we’d not be in the situation we are now. Too many cardies not enough armour plating.
A Dodo feather has just floored me in an arboretum. The Catholic Papa is helping me clean ursine faeces from my face and a bargepole seems to lodged sideways up my ar...
I do wish we’d quote patient numbers when we speak about lack of GPs. Impact would be more
Excellent. We can now off list anyone who DNAs and refer them back to... oh!
More seriously, if we do not act on the notification from the great and the good we would seen to be complicit in the failure of the patient being seen.
Airline, capacity issue, no pilots, plane grounded. Airline goes bust. Everyone is safe but no service.
Capacity issue is No1 safety issue. CQC is negligent is it doesn’t shut us down. No service, how safe is that!
We cannot be judged by commercial safety standards or otherwise unless there is finance and well evidenced rules on optimal GP/or/consultation length and No. per GP. Staff/pt ratio and secondary care provision also needs assessment when deciding whether WE are poor or outstanding! Most GP services are outstanding in the context in which they find themselves operating.
Shame we can’t compare the CQC against any other regulatory body...
Ex-President of GP college shows leadership by taking a job that isn’t in general practice. Bolt on social prescribing when we have to tools and resources to do the day job.