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?
A similar suggestion has been muted to the Scottish Contract and we now have a 6% superannuation contribution to look forward to!!!
A quiet news day? The figure is much higher than 1 in 20, and the same applies for secondary care.
Is this news?
The negotiatiotors were asked this at meetings before the vote and we were given the impression that this wouldn't happen!!!
No new money for GPs just "primary care" ( although I suspect many of these services are controlled by secondary care)
Fine words , but how can it be introduced (and how quickly)
If a GP sees more than their limit will they be paid more or fined for breaking the cap?
I hope her words have been taken out of context
If I have satisfactory remuneration
Paid Study Leave
Funded Study Leave
Loss or reponsibilty for employing staff (ensuring current staff will be emloyed)
How much money and my time has been wasted on this exercise
Not sure if I understand the study. If precribing homeopathic medicines are that to be bad practice, then surely the prectice will already have a low quality precribing rating??
A golden 2Thank You" for GPs that have kept going after 20+ years would be greatly welcomed
Beautifully written.Sometimes it's more important to be a son than a doctor
I think not
There are 2 issues
1)Good Post Graduate education either meetings , online, or reading which is valuable and should be funded (we should get paid study leave, travel and locum expenses)
2)Appraisals-- A waste of time
While polypharmacy may reduce some risks I suspect, in my area , the local aothority gritting pavements would be much more beneficial!!
I think this is more nuanced than the map shows.
Although clearly some central scotland practices are doing better I think their gains are often quite small (and if they are MPIG practices whey have had NO increases for than a decade) Also some practices in the central belt are losers too
So terrible for rural practicies and not very good for many other practices
Well done Kathryn
I hope the next day was bearable and patients were sympathetic