Don't you just love this unilateral contract?
BTW August Bank Holiday is now a working day and don't even think about Christmas and Boxing day.
And on into 2021, 2022.......
As Zager and Evans once sung (1969), "In the year 2025, if GP will survive, if mankind's still alive"
Apologies to youngsters less than 50.
Can it get any worse? No PPE, imbeciles in charge of the asylum (NHSE), and now they want untrained kids (111) to access the GPs appointments up to 100%.
This, presumably, is to see F2F when there is inadequate PPE? And eye protection will arrive SOON?
Truly is there a need to see F2F in the community?
I know its only a week but in reality probably two, allowing for deadlines etc. Any chance of a progress report from Dr Stephen Naulls?
Root and branch reform of NHSE if the whole putrid bloated carcase is not disposed of before then.
If I scringe up my eyes I might just be able to see light at the end of the SARS-Cov-2 tunnel. And NHSE say they will come up with eye protection soon.
To blaspheme is to speak with contempt about God or to be defiantly irreverent. Blasphemy is verbal or written reproach of God’s name, character, work, or attributes.
I would find David not guilty.
NICE states the bleeding obvious.
However people, don't let this pandemic skew your judgement. If the patient required admission before CoVid then my suggestion is to send them to secondary care now, notwithstanding current virus.
Imagine you are in court and the prosecution lawyer asks you if you would have admitted before CoVid. You answer yes. "So doctor, you left Mrs Heffalump home alone to die?"
Shuffling of the jury and angry looks at you. Foreman jumps up and says "Guilty".
You go down for Gross Negligence Manslaughter.
Farcical? Perhaps. You want to take the risk?
A day late and a dollar short.
NHSE you are imbecilic.
These 'Shielded' people should have gone into isolation at least 4-6 WEEKS ago.
To ask GPs to cover your arse in effectively 2 days (seeing as, hopefully, they are taking a break) is nonsensical.
And then this dedicated Home Visit team who have not been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 is like finding a virgin and three wise men in Thanet.
We have all potentially been exposed. You need IMMUNE people.
What no tests for IgG and IgM as PHE has effed up the procurement?
There will be a reckoning I hope. Wholesale culling of useless dead wood in PHE and NHSE.
May I second that. You are cannon fodder, untermensch in their eyes and they will feed you to the meat grinder without a thought.
Look after number one, yourself and, by dint of that, your family.
Welcome to the medical world. :-) It can be the most wonderful job but the NHS truly does not care.
Even in those days when I was a GP Principal, spare Time was gold dust to be used for me time and family time. Never ever for extra work.
In these current overloaded times when NHSE is banning even Bank holidays they want, nay demand, even more of your time.
Foxtrot Oscar sunshine. In fact I would go so far as to suggest that GPs ignore the dictat on Bank Holidays. Your family time is precious and it won't come again unless you are lucky grandparents.
As for pandemics hang around there's another one coming, and another one and guess what? Another one.
Yes it would be nice to run the tests on this mask but given the shit that is being promulgated by PHE on masks and also given that the all too frequent option is nothing or a useless surgical mask it might pay to look at the specs of this mask. Solid shell respirator breathing through a replaceable HEPA filter.
Given that HEPA H14: pass up 0.005% of 0.1 micron particles per liter of air.
HEPA H13: pass up 0.05% of 0.1 micron particles per liter of air.
And Covid is est 0.1 micron size then it might prove better than nothing or surgical masks?
Just my pennyworth.
Couldn't agree more. The UK runs a half arsed Health Service and has been caught with its pants down. Eyes on the only ball in town aka Covid-19 but dropping all the other balls which would have been bread and butter had this minor plague not been.
Make no mistake that Covid-19 kills and not just due to the bug. The sepsis, infarcts, cancer deaths will go down as what they are and not as indirect Covid-19 deaths.
I don't now the answer but we need a grown up discussion about our so called NHS. And soon.
And we missed a bullet too. Low flu season. Thank you God.
Why is this a problem? No proper PPE equals no F2F surely?
Pass any and all F2F to hospital.
The cavalry isn't coming 6:40pm.
Getting the clap at 8pm was pretty normal when I was in hospital medicine.
Anyone tried using NHS 111? It is truly awful. Waiting, waiting, waiting.
Not any useful kind of service at all.
Just seen a youtube video where a South Korean infective diseases expert is asked what help his doctors needed. He said "Rest".
Adding four days work to the GPs already hectic schedule strikes me as harsh. GPs are not part of the NHS and there is already a (failing) OOH service to take over for those times.
So are you going to comply GPs? Is resistance futile? Do you feel for your masters as they heap more work on your shoulders? Or is this the straw that broke the camel's back?
What they going to do remove your contract? Seriously would you not invite the twats to do just that?
Cor don't these See You Next Tuesday's at the CQC give you a nice warm comfy feeling of support.
Utter unmitigated Onanists. Expunge the CQC!
Why now Dr Nagpaul 3 weeks or more too late? Where has the BMA been?
Or is this more politically driven as you can all too clearly see the writing on the wall and you would wish to point out after the carnage that you did your bit in warning the government?
Jeez I am so glad I've saved my BMA subs these last 30 years.
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Who are these 'Credentially' jokers?
I have four words to say to you madam.
Dr Hadiza Bawa-Garba.
And you haven't changed since you persecuted that poor woman.
If there is anything, anything, that would stop me re-entering the fray it is the fact that the GMC has my back.
67 year old French ER doctor died Saturday.