Who appointed the NI "leaders"?
What will NI GPs do in response?
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Let NI GPs be a lesson to us all. If we are all bite and no bark - the powers that be will walk all over us, again and again.
We must work to make general practice come out of Covid 19 stronger.
Why do people work as GPs in NI? It sounds awful.
I don't think Golden handshakes work in any scenario.
Generally if you improve the working conditions people will work in the job.
I still don't understand how this works.
What do MDU say about prescribing antibiotics and analgesia via this app?
@Honest from Yorkshire - are you recruiting?!
These comments are too funny.
The working class GPs commenting- they are still from the hood! they can talk to patients better, innit. They'll stand up to regime!
While the middle class GPs (i.e. the children of above GPs) make useless doctors. Because all patients are on council estates and talk with regional accents, innit.
This article and comments that followed have really made my day, 5 stars, thanks.
This is absolutely outrageous. So if I wake up with central severe chest pain, I should try to book a locum shift for that day and then head on to A+E?
Also try to avoid dying on a bank holiday, weekend or weekday after 6pm?
God help that poor family.
Has anyone considered the safety issues with doing home visits alone?
I actually think this would entice me back to General practice. I absolutely hate home visits and the amount of time they take. Also the number of arguments they cause.
This is a great idea.
On the flip side - anyone know its like to work for this crowd? ££?
Fintan O 'Toole - Heroic Failure. Book is fantastic. Youtube him either.
He discusses Brexit and how the British have imagined themselves to be oppressed by Europe.
Really interesting psychology to Brexit and how a lot of it relates to post World War II.
Awful for the family of this child and the staff involved also.
Northern Ireland has a different mentality to rest of UK.
Politicians do not need policies on healthcare or education. Therefore you have one of the most expensive and least effective systems.
Politicians can be openly corrupt as long as they keep the other 'uns out. It's all bonfires, flags and languages. People are literally dying for this nonsense.
A doctor had tried to organise GPs a few years ago to take stand but they're bluff was called and they folded. Toothless.
The lowest average locum pay in the UK combined with the highest indemnity fees.
You'd be crazy to work as a GP there. I'm sure the politicians at Stormont will sort it out soon though.
There comes a point when something is crumbling - just toss it already.
Can we not embrace private practice? I welcome Babylon with open arms.
When we go private we can skim off the easy work from secondary care - Dermatology etc? £50/15 minute consult. £150 home visit. Charge the health insurance company.
Why must we have this socialist marxist mentality. It is OK to get reimbursed for a life of study and hard work.
First goes OOH then day time GP. At the moment it is sitting perfectly for US corporate to step in and "help".
To be honest I will happily work in private healthcare. I suspect there will be less home visits if they are £150 each.
I hope to retire, as soon as possible
Perhaps now is a good time to discuss the dangers we face on house calls before there is a fatality?
Can you think of another professional that is going into peoples houses often by themselves with no support?