Up the Irons
requested for urgent visits. Yet more "all you can eat" demands but still expected to be in surgery and doing reports all at the same time...
"urgent afternoon home visits to be handled by emergency healthcare services."
Barring end of life palliative care cases we are NOT an emergency service so should not be req
Why don't our consultant colleagues simply start work at say 0500 and leave at 2100 and do all the reports and letters in their own time, if they stopped doing private work that would free up the weekends too, unpaid of course. Works for us….
To the 59% who feel the "all you can eat for free" approach is correct and working… Good luck carrying all the work when the rest are finally broken by the current GP land.
Genius. More work for GPs, delays for grieving families and for their loved one's funeral.
In the real World, please can you tell me what we do for chronic pain if not analgesia. What timely alternatives are there available and for patients in pain timely is at most a few days before they are crawling up the walls!?
There is NO real alternative.
Shame on all you GPs in the province only seeing a new patient every 10 mins with a list of complaints hour after hour and doing all the admin in your own time at the expense of your families.
Interested to hear what Cllr McCusker’s answers are beyond writing a letter complaining to the HSCB...
Go Cameron, great thought out plan Dave, this Brexit lark really is all milk and honey as promised!
As long as we remember the only concern and issue is it works in London. Sod the rest of the UK, that’s what Westminster does.
the NHS is on the cusp of a major workforce crisis.
If this is how the BMA see our situation be afraid when they acknowledge a crisis. There will literally be no Docs left by that stage.
Time for a new colouring book and some gongs for our superiors. Then we can all relax.
Death by drowning under the workload for 11 years then GP magic. Not sure many will be left by then. Love the fact the RCGP set themselves over a decade to make anything better. Sums the whole shower up.
Surely if you presented as a 2ww concern you would have been offered triage on the day by the on call GP or an emergency slot. A 3 week routine appointment would have been offered based on what you told the telephonist. Sorry love your articles but cheap shots at your practice access is beneath you. Leave that to the Daily Mail.
Protect him from the destruction that is the NHS. Made worse by CQC, RCGP, APMS sham, govt incompetence and vitriol. If it’s about helping people there are dozens of better ways to help people and avoid the worried well and the “I get what I want” brigade.
I’m surprised he didn’t give it back first. What an honour to be associated with the RCGP.....
Super practices are the death of us all. Miserable, isolating and lonely. Conveyor belt medicine.
Who actually wants this?
This is the sort of cutting edge research we’d expect from RCGP. This is why there are winter pressures and A&E is broken. Lazy GP gits.
GPs ask NHSE to consider housing GPs within Practices…..
If you could emigrate (sadly not able to due to time in life) - why would you not? Would love an honest article from RCGP / NHSE with reasons for staying put and remain suffering. I stopped training because I couldn't lie and told them get out whilst you can, sadly I mean it with every sinew in my fast breaking body!
"Working fewer hours" - based on what? no one asks me what hours I am actually doing GP work, the intensity and demand is incomparable to even 5 years ago let alone 15 or 20. If I do an 8 to 6 day I will not stop for even one minute from working flat out and that is not counting the 2200 finishes and occasional 0600 start to try and stay afloat with the reports, results, random demands placed on us. I accept our hospital consultant colleagues work long hours on paper but not one I am friends with admits to doing anywhere near the amount of work we have to do in a working day and are amazed at our unending workloads, and not mainly done by juniors either.
My wife works "part time" as a GP 3.5 days per week and often hits 50 hours per week, her last 1/2 day began at 7:30 and she left the building after 4pm. Not sure the press keen on reality or facts regarding GP. Do many people consider 8.5 hours a half day?