20 odd years ago not having a doctor for a Co-op shift was not an option. The rates for the more unpopular shifts were therefore correspondingly higher, sometimes a lot higher.
The attitude of this organisation is "This is the (sh1t) job and this is the (sh1t) pay and we can't get GPs. To blame the GPs for what is a management problem is typical of the numpties that are in charge.
The trouble is a lot of the population will blame the GPs. Until their GP is no longer around and then they might wonder how it came to pass.
And Funding per patient. I somewhat doubt that the Trust would be able to take over at GMS rates.
More the equivalent of Christmas Day.
Severely damaged? Beyond redemption I would have thought.
As per 11:41, rip it up and start again.
This is symptomatic of a Health Service under massive strain. Under resourced. under (wo)manned, badly managed and too much sh1te coming down from our supposed superiors.
You reap what you sow. And, boy, have the powers that be sown badly these past 20 years.
Dr K has gone to the dark side. 6 years ago he gave Pulse a 'Day in the Life" see
but now at the Crown Street Surgery, Swinton he is not listed as staff.
LMC, BMA and unlikely much clinical, he has most likely dipped out leaving the rest of you suckers to try and make it work.
I tend to agree with David Banner 12:56, only I go back 40 years of almost constant reboots. None have worked. PCNs are another, doomed to fail.
I see no future in a GMC as current. It is irredeemably tarnished by its ongoing treatment of doctors. Charlie the Lush is a government apparatchik with his nose in the trough and spouting the mantra of "Support". At the same time his organisation charges the doctors for the bullet in the back of the head.
No. The GMC as it is funded by the profession needs to go. The Government can set up whatever it likes to regulate but at least it will be viewed as what it is, a state funded control mechanism.
Birchwood Medical Practice learn your lesson. No good deed goes unpunished.
The all high panjandrum, in this case a retired councillor, has taken it upon himself to slate and threaten you for s service you need not provide.
A quick note in the practice newsletter that due to a complaint by said ex Councillor this service would be withdrawn.
And he would be Mr Popular in the locality. I, for one might flick my ear wax over his hedge.
Right Collection of Gormless Plonkers.
Not sure I follow this. 8,000 Skype calls which, no doubt, each probably taking longer than 10 minutes a call have "saved" 2,000 GP appointments. I mean WTF? I do note the ED visit reduction but ignore that as we are Primary Care based.
4 Skype calls = 1 saved GP appointment.
NHSE = Ar$eholes.
How is this good for GP?
Yes, we could beat ourselves up, wear sackcloth, cast ashes into our hair and generally bemoan the fact that the current state of Primary Care does not allow time to eat, drink, evacuate or anything, other than nose meet grindstone.
Or we could accept this and cast the responsibility to where it should be, Public Health England and thence to our so called Government.
We cannot do everything. If we try we will fail, people will die and the public will blame the 'fat cat' GPs.
Step back, develop a thicker skin. State loudly and often where the responsibility lies. Of course counter the scare stories where you can but not to the detriment of the day job.
C- Alexander. See me afterwards.
You profess simplicity in language. Then use apotheosis, communique, plethora, scatological, synonyms.
Do you think the average patient will understand?
Never use a long word where a short one will do. Eric Arthur Blair
Pass the spliff over Super Ted. Might be able to understand what you've written then. :-)
Had JHB been listed and talked I would have been none the wiser Dr Khan. Now I am aware, she is on my radar. I suspect you have promulgated her views more widely than had you kept quiet about your threatened "Snowflake Flounce" from the RCGP.
So for that I thank you and condemn you to ongoing membership of the RCGP. Enjoy.
What a load of sanctimonious guff. Management double speak. Hot air.
Seriously does this woman have ANY insight?
Oh dear...snigger. ROTFLMAO
Mind you could say the same about most of the lacklustre bunch.
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I had a ten minute desk 'bubble' toy which wasn't often used but if Mr or Mrs Heartsink came in, you know the ones, with the pink glasses, multi coloured hair, one or two crutches often mismatched, who would sigh several times before starting with the "I won't keep you long doctor", then I would pick up the toy and invert it in front of them.
Once it ran out I would stop the consult. It did trigger protestations but rarely complaints. Some never came back, result, and others just came more often.
There is already a list for doctors, it is known as the medical register. Duplication is unnecessary, merely adds to the paperwork and makes more parasitic bureaucrats.
Which is, I suppose, the point, that and more power over doctors by politicians.
I am no apologist for the RCGP in fact the sooner it disappears up its own fundament the better (along with the BMA, GMC, CQC etc).
However this has the hallmarks of the "Snowflake Flounce". Pick your battles. Other than to herself JHB is a nobody. That she is right wing is probably enough for GP Survival to deny her a platform.
Let her speak. We both might learn something.