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
It's NOT a salary and it's NOT £80K !!!
Please stop talking about £80000 "minumum" salary. It is nearer £70k amount with no maximum number of hours or holidays
This was announced and dumped in less than a week. How long was it planned for?
Was it a private company and a Practice or was HMG behind it?
Another waste of precious NHS money
I would have thought if the HMRC thinks you're salaried it may be difficult to prove otherwise!!
Salaried workers can still claim professional expenses.
I find it difficult to believe it will attract young graduates or retain those wanting to leave.
Assuming the "pension contribution" means the employers contibution that means the income would be just over £70000!
Before Defence subs and expenses
I'm a single handed GP who does 2 visits a week
I don't think this would give me much extra time.
When I was a trainee almost 30 years ago I think the great and the good in the RCGP suggested that the a GP should treat around 1200 patients. If there was adequate funding for this then that would have a much bigger impact
Who is driving this?
Is it just Babylon or is there HMG funding?
A bold, big announcement and then a "slightly" less bold deal. Hardly a surprise!!
If there is a crisis in GPland isn't 12-18months a little long to wait?
Why does it take so long??
I know it was first threatened in the 1960's but, I'm fairly sure then there wasn't an anticipated delay of 2 years when GPs handed in their undated resignations