Funny to note that both in Wales and here, those voting against stopping home visits are either locums (so can declined) are were retired.
Excellent article Shaba. Thank you.
This is why I respect NHS England so much. Its the never-ending shower of ill-thought out crap that is so reassuring.
RCGP take note. They won't, but they should.
Addison’s, not Addinson’s
As I repeatedly decline to participate in Pulse Power 50, I would be grateful if Pulse would remove my name from this list. Thank you.
Well said Jaimie and excellent article by Pete Deveson.
I suppose they can just rely on booking time on the Large Hadron Collider at CERN.
I personally know one of the two GPs. He is a conscientious, highly performing GP whom I would have no hesitation to work alongside or care for me or my family. There but for the grace of God do most of us go in this time pressured and fragmenting service,
I wonder if any of the GMC tribunal members were GPs. I suspect not. So how, exactly, are we being judged by peers who know what our working day is like?
Utterly inappropriately harsh action by the GMC, yet again.
Thank you for your work Anvishka. I note the ominous silence of no mention or response from NWIS in your article - only Microtest. NWIS are the bigger problem here I suspect - they seem trapped into following a flawed procurement and unwilling to face what many of us increasingly feel was a serious mistake. I would be delighted for NWIS to comment here.
Be better off setting an in-house coffee morning for group lonlieness, not a sky-pilot.
Well done David and Iain.
It’s published in the RCGP journal. That’s how much weight I will give this study. ‘Nuff said.
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.