Retired. Done. Dusted. Too bloody dangerous to practice medicine safely now. You hear that GMC?
Mr Hancock you can ban the NHS from buying fax machines but anyone tell you that GPs are not part of the NHS? You can't ban them from buying faxes if it makes business sense to do so.
In fact consider the fax machine as Plan B, a "Backstop" arrangement in case of IT failure (virus, hacking, DDOS attack). Or maybe letters via the post aka Plan C?
Another one bites the dust
Another one bites the dust
And another one gone, and another one gone
Another one bites the dust
Hey, I'm gonna get you, too
Another one bites the dust
What and you believe Jeremy *unt provided proper leadership? But give the latter his due he got whatisface MI6 chap out of the Gulf states quicker than you could say "Psst wanna buy some aeroplanes on the cheap?" Much better than Bojo but then that is setting a low bar.
On that note anyone seen Bojo's new haircut plus bug-rake attention? Couldn't be going for PM could he?
"The new primary care landscape". Ah yes that new dawn where GPs are paid well, valued, allowed to do their job without the regulatory overburden.
Too late for me as a GP as I have gone into retirement with two fingers rampant to the powers that be.
But as a patient I can but hope. A wish then for the New Year? Too soon? Perhaps, but change is coming and it cannot come soon enough.
It turns, does it not, on whether taking and publishing a recording, video or audio, without the knowledge of some of the participants is legal. The details are not available on the MPTS website so I cannot see what the rap sheet was.
I agree it seems that the GMC can, and do, record and then use those recordings in house. I am not aware that they are published. It may be likely that they are used for transcription and training.
Presumably the MDO was involved. I am going to guess this is a grey area and the MDO doesn't plan to appeal or take it to court to clarify the law on the grounds of cost?
You do still look as if you are up for a fight but might I counsel going quiet, running the practice for a few more years to top up your, and your staffs', pension and then getting the hell out of Dodge, saving your sanity and probably a fair bit of dosh too?
Just saying, you know it makes sense. :-)
I have sent Hank a supportive email and for the life of me I cannot understand why this got as far as it did and how the MPTS thought this worthy of suspension?
I note, as yet, the transcription of the ’trial’ has not been posted. I will read it when it is and request it if it isn’t.
This is a well-run practice in North Kent and I would be happy for my family to be registered there, which, in my book, is the marker of quality. But, of course, the CQC felt it to be inadequate because of poor leadership (seriously?? He’s just proved you wrong there) and probably the ink used on his policies was the wrong colour (TIC).
Such was the sense of injustice that he videoed the revisit and the powers that be decided to make an example of him. Some of the GMC quotes are beyond travesty and demonstrate manifest inability to understand the loathing they are held by the profession they purport to support.
Having upset the powers that be they decided to make and example of him “pour encourager les autres”. Make no mistake this was a high up vendetta aimed at him by our supposed superiors.
Now I Am Not A Lawyer but no law was broken here, indeed transparency and truth were demonstrated and the CQC shown to be the bullying incompetent turds they are to the public. It is time in my opinion all CQC visits were videoed and I suspect this stupidity would stop. (I used to find audio taping CCG or PCT visits a useful moderator!)
I will raise a glass to you Hank this weekend.
Email me if I can be of help.
Cobblers, retired GP Thanet.
Go take a long walk on a short pier.
Good luck getting all the data from the recently closed practices, including mine.
NHS England responded saying "We have alternative facts. Our own studies show our pilot practice in Piddletrenthide had a flu jab percentage of 79% in the over 65. (n=50) We prefer to believe that".
"Anyway it's all the GPs fault. We are innocent guv".
Spot on BigandSmall.
Practically irrefutable logic.
100% chance it will be ignored and the dictat imposed.
Am readying the "This patient says they are a victim of domestic abuse" letters as we speak and will hand them out on request.
Absolutely typical NHSE. Deny the evidence by coming up with your own evidence and rubbish the previous by using the words "more recent evidence".
Pity it's 'minor injuries' which is not GP core work and work I would have sent to AEU whatever time it was.
Political 7 day access soundbite. Time it was junked.
You get paid a minor ops fee for the toenail TC? If no then WTF?
I tend to agree with 11:05am that a referral to podiatrist (it is always slow) or better still he finds his own.
How about those wide arsed battleships known as madwives doing this?
Agree with turnoutthelights.
As well as the practice joining fee there should have been a big fat premium from the CCGs for pulling their coals out of the fire. After all where else would they have gone?
If not you may have compromised the service to the rest of Brum.
Not p!ssing on your chips but OOH services run on money which is in short supply and Christmas is premium time.
COI Ex OOH Medical Manager.
The first comment I have is that GPs in this magazine were suggesting a central supply would solve England's flu jab shortage next year. Well Scotland has just shown us that is a lie.
The second comment is Sturgeon saying "that it was the uptake at the end of the flu season that matters" which is utter hogwash. Surely the uptake needs to be high before the flu season starts, not after it.
And Nicola 61% of over 65s have not had the vaccine. So large numbers of patients are either waiting or apparently don't want it.
Jeez I hate politicians.
Yes we are overdue to have this discussion.
"Is the GMC fit for purpose"
I, for one, am firmly in the negative camp.
Chris Jones is a Director of 365 RESPONSE LIMITED, Company number 08153929. Looking at the website shows it full of nice moving graphics and bling, bling, ISO this and that.
Seems it is a software company and no doubt the ambos probably do need a kick up the IT arse but this would appear to magic up extra trained crews and ambulances available on demand. Unlikely.
Or make use of neighbouring under utilised crews if there is a local spike in demand.
But we know there is no slack in the system. So unlikely also.
So it would suggest a magic ambo tree.
Welshview be careful.
semiretired @ 23 Nov 2018 6:05pm.
You pose an interesting question. Should one 'lie' to expedite the transport by ambulance of a criticaly ill patient?
No choice really. If I am brutally honest then the patient is put at increased risk of dying. If I lie then ambulance priority is rejigged and patient makes it to the imposing building with the clever doctors in white coats.
So GMC what is it to be? Deny my primary function of saving patients or deny my secondary function of being honest?
I read this and am I inspired? Have I hope for the future? Do I see money going into GPs budgets? Do I see pay even matching inflation let alone increasing in a real sense? Do I think the politicians care, let alone understand what they are doing? Is Prof Double-Barrel on the same planet as I am?
I am afraid the answer is ‘NO’ to the lot.
RLE you know it makes sense.
I fear for democracy if this comes to pass. A sign over the ballot box.
"Vote how you like but if we, your representatives, don't get the result we want, we will have the vote again....and again....until we get the result we want".
Effectively the end of a 2500 year experiment from Athens to current. The Demos Kratos would be gone and Cleisthenes would turn in his grave.
That's an easy one to resolve. When phoning for an ambulance either get the patient relative to telephone (stating no doctor present) or, if at the surgery, get the receptionist to say there are no doctors on the premises and the Defib has gone off for servicing. Knowing it is being recorded demand a blue light 8 minute response.