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.
These are the early days of genetic oncology. I have no doubt that in the next few decades there will be an information explosion and many more "syndromes" will be named associated with genetic mutations.
I came across this genetic report "No exonic copy number variants detected in APC, MLH1, MSH2, MSH6, PMS2 (exons 1-10), EPCAM, STK11, PTEN, SMAD4 or BMPR1A" for a 39 year old with Colonic Cancer. Unlikely Lynch syndrome then but (s)he has had counselling and the progeny will be screened at some point.
(Please note even as anonymised, permission received to mention the above)
So let's rework that headline "Just less than 70 GPs per year fully complete the programme and enter back into the general practice workforce since it started in 2015."
Hmmm not so good now is it? That's against several hundred GPs leaving the system each year.
And I bet these joiners are not Whole Time Equivalents. So 70 part timers a year?
Nice try NHSE but don't give up the day job of grinding GP into the ground.
It would appear that those MPs are suffering "Brexit Brain" along with the SoS for Health and the rest of the DoH.
It will take a lot more than London Weighting to deal with the shortfall in numbers.
I was a Kent GP and chucked it in in 2016. Sh1t job, sh1t pay and CQC sniffing about wanting their pound of flesh and I did not have the patience to deal with those parasites.
My pension was ready and off I went. 2000 patients to find new GPs.
I could have worked another 6 ot 7 years and faded away gracefully handing over to a keen youngster but this is not the Government's design. In fact other than lining their own pockets I don't think they have a design. HMOs anyone? I doubt it. Their crapulent spoutings and behaviour on Brexit puts MPs lower than Estate Agents and Double Glazing Salesmen with whom they are usually are on a par.
But hey TFI Friday!!
Pulse. Your link
is duplicated. The original letter and the new letter link is the same.
Nothing like letting one's nonsensical imagination run riot. Balm to the soul.
Kailash, "When drug industry-sponsored trials cannot be examined and questioned by independent researchers, science ceases to exist and becomes nothing more than marketing."
This, more than anything else, gets to the nub of the problem. If the data are confirmatory then why doesn't pharma publish the lot? By refusing it leads to the conclusion they cherry picked and that the data does not support the use of statins as much as current.
And even now that statins are generic they hold to that refusal as it would show the whole rotten edifice for what it is, a method for marketing.
How much data is withheld on NOACs then?
And follow on header
"PHSE will not have to be led by donkeys, but if they were it would be an improvement!"
This is needlessly complex and some of the arguments for are threadbare in the extreme. It is double if not triple counting a small amount "added to the Global Sum" and is a typical political method of saying you have been paid but in reality haven't.
Now were I a refusenik I now know that to get ANY of the money 100% of the patients have to be covered. That gives me a tremendous leverage with the Network. It could amount to "Cover my patients for free" and we all get £1:45p but refuse and you lose everything and I lose nothing.
Not that I would suggest any such. COI a refusenik but left in 2016.