What is the purpose of these annual popularity contests? Most of those who appear are those doing the least work as actual GPs....
Evidence base from research studies? What is NNT to prevent one cardiac event, for example? Is this a cost-effective intervention given the opportunity cost?
Whether a drug, a wearable, a new managmenent policy - all interventions in NHS should be based on robust evidence. We don't have money to waste.
Sorry to be nerdy, but a 0.5% difference between groups (assuming about 800 males and females in respondents) would I guestimate not be statistically significantly different, so I'm wondering at the use of the phrase 'far more likely. Do a chi-squared test and report results please Pulse?
It should not be down to a small but highly effective team at Pulse to deliver this message and survey The medical leadership at the RCGP and BMA GPC should have been all over it.
One of the best pieces of writing and work I’ve seen in a long time. Time to hold those to account who continue to turn a blind eye to the problems practices face in their area. Each medical director should br surveyed to ask if they feel GP in their area is stretched beyond safe capacity - they have a probity responsibility to respond honestly, and a duty of candour to speak out where they feel patient safety is threatened.
Hold the MDs to account who hold GMC registration - you will never get an honest answer from a manager who has no such regulatory responsibility,
Time for a NHS managers regulatory body: they must be held to account for turning a blind left eye to the problems while having their right eye looking at the career ladder.
Excellent article Shaba, thank you.
As I alluded to ion the article, HEE should demonstrate their position wiht evidence. A simple survey of all trainers to check who hascurrent RCGP membership would allow them to look at the pass rates etc of trainees for each group. Unless there is a statistically significant higher pass rate for trainees whose trainers remain members, their position has no validity.
Just to clarify a few points in the article, what I am quoted is my personal opinion, not that of an official GPC Wales committee position. While I have every hope that a negotiated setlttment is reached, it is my personal opinion that if this contact is imposed, GPC Wales should seek consent from the members to consider industrial action. GPC Wales committee have not yet considered this in a formal meeting and any decision to consider future forms of action have to be ratified by the committtee. . I apologise if my comments were incorrect or unintentionally misleading and will ask the editor to amend the article in the sake of accuracy. Alan Wolodall, Doctors In Unite Repreetnative to GPC Wales.
Reguarly, against every attack by the media and government in GPs. And continue to do so.
It’s quite interesting that ‘has to be said’ is an account that was formed only on 2nd August 2018, and every post has been in defence of NHSEngland.
One wonders what COI/association/position they may hold with respect to NHSEngland.
Brilliant editorial Jaimie
He is an innocent man who has had his reputation trashed. I trust Pulse will be publishing an equally long article on his innocence?
Agree. Pulse this isn’t relevant to General Pracfice.
(in fact, it does. When I was considering a partnership, I actively ruled out any in England, partly because of both (a) CQC and (b) NHS choices. Neither idiot schemes operate in Wales where I happily work.
Excellent article. NHS Choices is likely contributing to the downward spiral in GP morale and actively pushing the workforce crisis. But maybe that is part of it's unwritten mission statement.
Very sad to read this
Stuff patient centredness where the sun doesn’t shine. We have rights too. Given the abhorrent behaviour some patients stoop to, perhaps we should be demanding right to record consultations to be used in the event of a complaint or lawsuit.
One thing is certain: the all you can eat, 24/7 buffet that has created enormous demand cannot go on here in the UK. Something has to give: quality seems to be the current plan of the government, and a non-GP delivered primary care workforce to replace us.
Don't come to the UK. There are far better places to work who will treat you with respect. The UK has proved (as a profession, government, regulator and in many cases, the very populations you will be expected to look after in the under-doctored regions of the UK) that they don't respect or like immigrant doctors. Go to a country with far less racists.
The most inspirational GP is the one that just does the job, avoids the NHS muppetry, and isn't one of the greasy poleclimbers that populate this stupid competition for "who has the most sycophants I can corall" year in year out. Pulse, please STOP.
The Hurley Group aren't leading me anywhere.