Retired. Done. Dusted. Too bloody dangerous to practice medicine safely now. You hear that GMC?
A touch sensitive there Clare. Firstly the inadequate funding was a joke along with the betting odds and the smiley. However inadequate can mean just that even if the status quo ante was nil.
Not so joking was the GP conduit to access. You know that GP is full of people asking for a modicum of time. Too many (and there are) lead to a madhouse.
And I don't seek to be pleased. You do what you want to do and this gambling business is laudable but leave self referral as the main access point.
Agree with 5.53 & 6.30pm. This should be a self referral service. The problem is a societal one and society should come up with answers.
FFS Clare it isn't as if GPs are sitting on their collective arses gagging for work. If a given person asks for a referral then the self referral process should be pointed out. Making GPs a significant go between is not on.
10 to 1 on that it'll be inadequately funded anyway. :-)
Dr Adz 10:48am when I think of 'us' and 'them'. Dr Kanani clearly comes under 'them'. She's not a jobbing GP and clearly thinks like an apparatchik and not as a coal face GP.
Just my 1p worth.
I am having trouble believing this. Sounds like Soviet propaganda.
8:24pm DJ "BMA can fight that for us"
My how we laughed.
Doctors Net UK has a "block" facility where people whom you do not want to read are blocked. Simple really and good for your blood pressure and equinamity.
Pulse how about it?
Such a warm and comfortable feeling to know that the CQC are there to 'support' and that the status quo ante will be reestablished once this pandemic fades.
However I suspect there are a lot of AW8s on desks being filled in and GPs reconsidering if they want to be part of the abusive process that used to be General Practice before Covid-19.
But what do I know?
"The BMA has threatened" oh dear, bet the coroner is shaking in her boots.
Be careful of that dry powder guys.
Dr Tea 11:40am. Glimmer of hope?
More like last spark of existence.
Do you trust NHSE to reimburse you?
Monies are ‘provisional principles - with the caveat that they are subject to Government clearance.
OK so when that's all done and agreed come back to us with the details AND the small print.
Trust between us has long gone. Goodwill too.
It's the first of May and my wife has received a "Shielding" letter today as she is on a biologic + for her RA.
Probably SIX WEEKS too late.
Almost beyond words. Have to say that NHSE and PHE, by implication, are the worst kind of oxygen thieves (by dint of breathing).
There has to be a reckoning post covid.
Far be it for me to start any kind of conspiracy theory 'Fake news' but there is an argument that the government's management so far has been design and not cock up. To have a clear out of the Care home beds to free up space for the hospital bed blockers to move into could be a Machiavellian Cummings sub plot.
Or maybe just a cock up.
1:10pm "BMA/GPC etc should be doing more ".
My how we laughed.
Those self serving gong chasers have been selling GP down the river for the past 30 years. When Ken Clarke accused GPs of feeling for their wallets and 'imposed' the 1990 contract it started us on the rocky road to where we are now and the BMA/GPC did nothing. It was when I stopped funding the BMA. One of my good decisions.
I suspect Islander 1:11pm is right. It won't be patients not going back but a fair proportion of GPs who won't be going back to the Modus Operandi ante-Covid or won't be going back at all having discovered that family and self really do matter.
Retire Locum Emigrate RLE.
Dr Kanani might it be better to get your own house in order before telling GPs what to do? That way GPs can be assured of minimal interference from NHSE for the rest of the pandemic.
JH 11:27. "What's going wrong now?""Have we lost the vocation?"
Seriously? Where have you been this last decade?
In answer I would say "After you" and watch you attend a hot-hub with inadequate or no PPE.
Or are you a REMF Cardie inclined to say "Do as I say..."?
Had to give it a few days after being deafened by the sound of personal axes being ground in this article.
My view is that there should be an enquiry not just about the Government's conduct but also the NHS, NHSE, PHE, and Primary Care. What do we want and how should it be funded?
No good turn goes unpunished.
We all know NHSE is a byeword for incompetence and ineptitude and Crapita is known and named after the brown and smelly stuff.
Why did you think either would suddenly become examples of efficiency?
NHSE is now trying for a Comedy award. Vaguely funny but don't give up the day job. Actually please do as it could hardly get any worse.
It screams for the broom comment about ramming it up the GPs behind so they could sweep the surgery as they worked.
NHSE = Excess to requirements.
I see no reason whatsoever that a Doctor who by action or inaction, in a medical or managerial role, causes harm to doctors and patients by deficiant performance should then not be investigated by the GMC?
Come on GMC the number is 6103853. Saves you looking it up. WAKE UP Charlie it's on your watch.