Aspirational in many ways. In reality where are the supportive professionals coming from? They were discussed/promised 3 years ago in the initial roadshows and there is absolutely no sign of the numbers needed to support practices today 3 YEARS ON. Also may will be so risk averse thus adding to our workload as well as requesting GP specific repeated disease management reviews/prescribing reviews that would be impractical to manage.
Also critically, there is nothing in this contract for those at the end of their careers. For many this waiting game is over with no imminent promise of control of escalating workload in the next few years.
Made me snort out loud with laughter! Thank You.
What’s unethical is climbing up the greasy pole of being in a leadership role like head of NHSE General Practice development or RCGP chair and making repeated unsupporting and morale sapping remarks to grassroots GPs who are busting a gut in keeping this under funded out of date system going for their patients.
Use your time to improve the awful system we work in for the improvement of patients and our health and stop being a government mouthpiece and puppet.
What happened to the threat at the beginning of the year that NI general practice was going to resign itself from the NHS and follow the Republic of Ireland model.
"GPs are providing Premier League performances on non-league budgets"
True but at a huge cost to OUR health and wellbeing.
Did someone get this idea from watching Minority Report! Send the precog GPs to assess the future possibilities. Be sure to take your crytal balls with you.
What a ridicuolous waste of time and resources. Leave us alone to manage uncertaintly, its what we do well but not when expectation is beyond the realms of reality and underfunding.
I would find your post funny if it wasnt the absolute truth! Though a reflexive snort did sneak out.
The new contract better be good. If it fails to deliver as the GPFV in England then the Scottish Goverment will have to accept digging deeper into their pockets for a free NHS service for all. There has been a severe underestimation of the value for money GP services provide both north and south of the border. You will all miss us when we are gone.
That type of working day is not for me especially if inadequately funded. Agree with the above , as long as we accept the barage of work, General Practice will not be acceptable to the majority of us. This is why we are in the mess we are in.
In my part time sessions I am like most other GPs, I feel I do the work of 2 People. No breaks, non stop relentless workload. You'll need more than 2 GPs for EVERY SESSION of a GP who retires to stop this exodus and desemation of primary care general practice. It's not rocket science. Ask grass roots GPs rather than acedemics, managers, the Secretary of State etc etc
Vinci Ho. This story is about the planned Scottish GP contract which is aiming to address the problems in Primary Care GP workload. Whether it does that remains to be seen. My heart goes out to GPs colleagues in the rest of the country that have to put up with Mrs Mays bullsh*t and desperation to attack the glue that is holding up the NHS.
What a sad situation for both GPs and their patients. They have been true to their high standards rather than kowtowing. Good luck to them. Perhaps we should be taking lessons from them and not allowing standards to be reduced any further.