Retired. Done. Dusted. Too bloody dangerous to practice medicine safely now. You hear that GMC?
Dr Chand, for once we are in agreement. 5 stars.
To paraphrase Einstein “As our circle of knowledge expands, so does the circumference of ignorance surrounding it.”
Or perhaps Donald Rumsfeld " The more we know we know, the more we know we don't know".
Without going into unknown unknowns :-)
Dr Bhatti is against the proposal and then goes on to state "where someone is such a bad criminal that we don’t want them to get their pension out of the public purse".
Public purse? This is the "criminal's" money, deferred income if you will. It is tantamount to double punishment, one by the courts and one by the SoS for health.
From what I see even if you are retired and no longer a GP they can stop your pension. Is this really true?
God these gobshite politicians are truly the dregs of the scum of this earth.
Excuse me for copying Jaimie Kaffash’s current blog but;
“Dr Henshall gave stark figures: one in three GPs suffers burnout, depression or both; female doctors have four times the suicide risk of the general population; and the average age of GPs accessing England’s GP Health Service is just 38”.
Perhaps we should give a little less of ourselves?
"the move is a response to receiving about 150 referrals for urgent dermatology outpatient appointments every week, most of whom do not have cancer".
Oddly that applies to all 2WW referrals. So that excuse is out the window then.
This is a clear money saving exercise leaving GPs with the legal liability. Unacceptable.
How many of us have sat through dermatology lectures with slides, aka photographs, of lesions which defy analysis, let alone the diagnosis given to them by the expert?
How many of us have tried using phones, cameras, whatever, to photograph a skin? Very difficult to get the focus (even if auto) distance, contrast, positioning, shadowing, lighting right in order to do justice to the lesion.
Even then the suspicions of a Mark 1 eyeball 'hands on' view may be inadequately expressed.
Mistakes will be made and I hope those refusing the referral will be made to take the responsibility. It will concenrate their minds.
IDGAF, seriously I don't. Eminently non qualified person for a non job.
I think the current vernacular term is 'Gammon' for Mr Hammond.
Plus I can see his flappy lips moving but fail to hear what it is he is saying.
So Gammon Flaps applies then.
Yep I'm sure the Sultan will not be sleeping tonight through worry that the RCGP will do this.
Seriously if it worries you that much JFDI! Stop getting involved in "gesture politics" by letting us all know how righteous you are.
Agree 3:14pm. It takes two to tango plus may reduce male genital cancer and catch the MSM group.
Cost saving or sexism?
Now a bit of good news for a change.
Nothing is free. Someone has to pay and with this FATPOA system it isn't the user.
Sensible? Eat a lot less. Move more. My bill is in the post.
So if I may infer from the figures the original prog was for 100,000 people of whom 17,000 attended more or less regularly and who lost on average 3.3kg each.
So 83,000 did not attend regularly and did not lose any weight.
Is it just me or do I hear the sound of Health pounds being p1ssed up the wall again.
A piece of puffery, bombast, overblown, self promoting, not so joined up, overplaying of one's trumpet.
Sorry Dr MSW this won't do a jot in improving the lot of the GP.
I note Dr Hopkins has little to say to the Vets who 'monitor' antiobiotic use in Animal Husbandry.
Figures are difficult to find but it seems that each 1mg of antibiosis prescribed to humans, 2mg is given to food animals as growth promoters or similar.
(Admittedly the figures are a decade old but it makes a good headline)
Another Ivory Tower merchant saying "do as I say".
So where will Dr Hopkins be when Mrs Stumblebum bangs in a complaint that the GP didn't give her an'ibio'ics when she was coughing her smoke filled lungs up? (Easily dismissed but it drags you down)
Or worse in that what clearly looked viral in Mr. McCrumble was indeed not and the patient was admitted with bacterial sepsis. And don't tell me TPR&BP will pick these out.
No backup. No help. Indeed the less antibiosis programme could well be used by m'learned friends to crucify you.
Add to that the NHS Indemnity Scheme which will cover the NHS's arse but not yours and you will swing in the breeze.
I can see the CCG's Pharmacy Advisers licking their lips in anticipation and readying their PowerPoint files.
Utter utter waste of time. Am SO glad I'm out of it. It can only encourage others, tettering on the brink, to jump. Come on in the water is lovely.
"If practices exceed the cap, Dr Applebee says it’s unclear what will happen".
Is it Dr Applebee?
The following paragraph then goes into the "Poor Patient Mode" who might have to queue!.
And this is the LMC!! Jesus who needs enemies.
Repeat after me Dr A. If you don't pay we don't work. Simples. Repeat often and loudly.
Oh and perhaps knitting is more your forte? #justsaying
They haven't had my money since 1990. (Ken Clarke 'feeling for their wallets' time.)
Charter for GPs? Sigh. That'll work. Not.
Face it. We're fuxked.
I know that is an unhelpful comment but by saying that truth then each one of us can try and make the necessary adjustments to survive.
Mainly by leaving NHS servitude.