I suspect that locums are not overpaid , but GPs, and Hospital clinicians are grossly underpaid
30 years ago when I locumed I earned a reasonable amount but partners earned significantly more. Now I suspect a locums sessional rate must be about equal, so years of experience and local knowledge have no value
I hope HMG doesn't use the study to run the whole service on locums and bank staff!!!
Aren't GPs independent practitioners?
Just because a new patient " claims" to be on opiates is there an automatic expectation that all previous scripts will continue to be prescribed.
GPs are criticised for prescribing too much opiates and for no prescribing?!!
Strange if patients DNA GP they come back to GP
And if they DNA Hospital, .. many of them come back to GP!!!
What's the mantra?
No new work without new money
If a patient takes a picture of notes it doesn't reduce workload, it just means another patient appointment.
As was pointed out above I remember summarising notes in 1967 when discharge letters were typed and sent on the day of discharge!! An impossible fantasy in 2019
If GPs are wanting to reduce workload because of the pension fiasco, how will HMG be able to generate more appointments?
More promises to improve GP services!
No details, no information about funding.
This magic money tree is fab
Often the appraiser is nice, but the appraisal process is pointless and laborious. I feel it offers no benefit for patient care and is a box ticking exercise
This is a problem for the board, it isn't a GP problem.
I have worked for GEMS since it's inception, but due to ill health I suspect I won't return. There were occasions, when a centre was shut, patients were sent to other centres resulting in doctors seeing twice the number of patients (for no additional money incidentally!)
Can't/Shouldn't we just say know? Not our responsibility to refer on behalf another doctor? we
A welcome response from the green party
I have seen precious little of the £550 million coming to GPs
Perhaps "Primary Care" has more money but I don't see any impact on workload. Despite lip service to GP support , and recruitment and retention a pilot of 14 doctors doesn't seem very impressive
Is this news? I've heard numerous stories of GPs who are over worked,under-resourced and desperately need some time off. They need locum cover and can't get any , and the Health Board has done nothing about it.
As usual GPs are left to sort it out themselves
The government is too busy with Brexit while the NHS burns. At least we'll have £385 million a week extra soon!!!
I don't feel valued or "Saved"
The negotiators have known about it for months? Why is it taking so long. Are they blaming it on brexit!!
Why weren't members told?
No new work , without new money!!!
A year in and "New primary care staff set to take pressure off GPs in Scotland"!!
I've noticed no difference apart from the centralisation of childhood vaccination, which has had NO impact on my work, no imorovement in patient satisfaction and a reduction in the morale of the staff whose sole job to give vaccinations all day and every day
I don't want to cynical but GP have to do this unpaid and in their own time. And it WILL be ignored (DOI cycnical GP for 30 years)
Will Scottish GPs even get a token contribution for defense subs?