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.
On this same theme.
“Think for yourselves, and allow others the privilege to do so, too.”
Wash my mouth out with soap, but on this I am with the RCGP.
Should we only 'Allow' those with whom we agree to have a platform?
'Prevent' those with whom we disagree in presenting their case and by so doing stop others from coming to a more considered opinion?
#I do not agree with what you have to say, but I'll defend to the death your right to say it. Evelyn Beatrice Hall
'Coincides'. Says it all.
“When I use a word,’ Humpty Handcock said in rather a scornful tone, ‘it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.’
’The question is,’ said Helen Double-Barreled, ‘whether you can make words mean so many different things.’
’The question is,’ said Humpty Handcock, ‘which is to be master — that’s all.”*
*Adapted Lexis Carroll,Through the Looking Glass
"There is also a balancing mechanism clause"
This is the "Average Net Remuneration" from the Red Book. Not sure when that died, was it 1990 or 2004?
HMG stated what they felt the average GP would earn that year and if on looking at the figures the following year they earned more then money was taken out of the contract sum.
Bright minds suggested that GPs did Sweet Fanny Adams for one year, come in way in under Average Net Remuneration and the Government would have to add a lot to the contract and GPs could sit back and still earn loadsa dosh. Strangely it never happened.
Make that Pounds maybe, but Guineas would be better. :-)
The local CCG medicine management team should have their heads on the block for this. But no, it's the GP who carries the can.
It is a simple word doctors. No. Repeat as often as is necessary.
Bearing in mind how hard it is to contact a GP in hours good luck with that policy GPhC.
Seriously why in hell's name would any GP 'authorise' a script that wasn't theirs?
A joke is made all the funnier if there is a hint of truth.
The sad bit is that it is much more than a hint.
Dr MSC I think you will find that the GP service is so shit in a great swathe of the UK that people will pay to access a GP at convenient hours.
Thank you Curious accurate comments. However "Let the politicians sort out the mess they are responsible for." That's a forever job. There is nothing a politician cannot make infinitely worse.
On that hopeful thought.....
Not really a news story. Similar happened in East Kent some years back. I think my NO caused some offence as apparently "Other GPs do, you're the only one".
They were even more offended when I laughed and terminated the call.
Clare, we are agreed. In fact almost all of the GPs who post here would agree that GPs are suffering ++ and that young doctors are not choosing GP within the UK.
What I was suggesting was to explore options for the future. Employment within the NHS as a GP or a Specialist is toxic and has no future as is.
If not "Do a dentist" then maybe Dr Jonathan Reggler's Guernsey option from some time back is worth a review. GP Chambers? Having a debit card "Tap and see the GP" option, mind you £30 limit won't cut the mustard.