"The fact that we are calling an extraordinary meeting of our trustee board shows the level of our concern on this issue....We ask for our members’ support and forbearance over the coming days and will, of course, keep everyone updated as we follow our processes"
Anything to do with the number of GPs that have relinquished their membership as a result of this mess?
Reduction in funding is certain to focus their minds.
@6:47 Stelvio. I very much doubt it’ll help recruitment in a lesser taxed England. Most of us enjoy living north of the border and I for one accept the increase in tax we have to pay for the benefits we gain. However the job in General Practice is still overwhelming and I don’t personally see any improvement but a general decline in working conditions with worsening patient care and services. Left partnership a while ago as a result. The changes are not fast enough. The rhetoric is aspirational. These figures don’t seem to add up to what I see and hear in the ground.
As long as we accept these conditions and do little else apart from moan about them, this insane hamster wheel of working in General Practice will continue. As comments above note, why would the powers that be change a system that gets more than its pound of flesh and more from us. WE need to speedily continue to vote with our feet by RLE as the cavalry isn’t coming. It’s just such a slow and painful death for us.
Lets not be cynical about this patient at this stage, and believe that someone cared enough to bring a smile to a hard working GP when they least expected it.
How very pathetic and sad. Just left my partnership and feel deflated and low for all the lovely patients I have left behind but positive for all the future patients i have to offer my “limited”locum services to. It’s the only way I can survive.
Whoops I forgot to add the “daily nutter” link!http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6114997/Doctors-run-GP-surgeries-earn-111-500-year-patient-satisfaction-time-low.html
@Last man standing you prediction didn’t take long. Read the comments if you want a bit of self flaggelation.
Alan Almond 100%
Just heard Radio 4 surmising the papers today. It sounded like click bait news. In effect saying “GPs increasingly working part time”......“public should get more of their money’s worth if it costs so much to train them”, then moving onto the next of the days news. These sound bites lodge into the mind of the critical masses and create a continuing negative overview of our profession. It’s soul destroying.
@ 10:11. This was a big reason for me to leave my partnership too. The increase in risk of having to manage patients that you either feel out of depth with or can't possibly manage in primary care due to age, illness, time restraints, workload implications, lack of continuity etc etc etc was too much for me to stomach. Its only going to get worse. It has huge patient safety implications.
You have got to question these figures Pulse. There is no way I believe that these highest/average and lowest daily rates!
The Borders and Dumfries and Galloway in particular.
Where’s Glasgow’s figures btw?!!!
TBH I am fed up of “top GP’s” impassioned speeches that I have watched year upon year with hope, only to be dashed year upon year. Nothing changes. I have resigned from my partnership and never felt more positive about controlling my future. Not sure if it will involve less money. I dont care. I know for each hour I work in the future will be a lot more than I have been experiencing for a long long time and more importantlly I will be more in control. Good luck everyone. You deserve better.
@turn out the lights
It isn’t. It’s just a wish list. Aspirational. That’s all.
Dear Dr McDevitt with due respect your long awaited negotiated contract has no significant numbers of allied health professionals available to help us with a deluge of workload that is being experienced. Your contract isn’t going to help us now or even in the next few years. The BMAs priority is supporting the NHS at the expense of its members
@Big and Small. Lol. That would certainly win the Turner Prize in my book! Unfortunately in our beloved NHS and austerity Britain I think you will have to be grateful for being award the Turnip Prize !
The system is broken. Wishing you all the very best of luck Dr Bawa-Garba in attaining justice.
@ Monty. Absolutely appalled by your comment.
Would be interesting to know if the funding for these practices are comparable to the rest of us?
It would be interesting to know how much practices were paid to do so
Agree with @Charles Richards. Completely ignoring the elephant in the room ie the patients responsibilities has been a factor that has lead us to where we are now. To continue to ignore this has serious consequences for the NHS. For a change I would like to thank Dr Gerada for opening a discussion about it.