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Look forward everyone to the over generous £2.50 per hour to cover all staff and expenses. Obviously will be deducted from future payments.
To all those who voted Brexit.... sadly this is our new reality. The countries of UK being “run“ by muppets. We have literally no hope for the future if this is how a genuine crisis is mid handled. Once things go back to normal we will suddenly expect them to deal with all aspects of our lives effectively?
To all clinicians And colleagues stay safe and to all politicians - stop lying and sort out this mess before we lose too many more.
72 hours? I thought we could get all our PPE from B&Q or Screwfix on next day click and collect?
I hadn't realised NHSE were aware of Primary Care at all.
Surely your first priority is to yourself to stay safe and well so you can do the job and then to the patients, doing it as well as possible before the GMC throw you to the wolves.
It is amazing how racing drivers, film stars, royalty, no doubt politicians and footballers seem to have immediate access to tests. Those pesky clinicians just complain with their paper masks and "promises" from Westminster. I guess our menial lives would be completely worthless without our superiors being able to tell us to not panic, thank God they're feeling better from the safety of their mansions and boltholes.
You've all got kitchen aprons and Marigolds… that is what is being proposed in 2/52 time once the workforce are off sick and isolating.
Please can someone get an explanation from NHSE why they think they know better than the WHO with regards to PPE.
Let's get all politicians into direct contact with patients, as we are expected to, simply with their choice of PPE for a few days and maybe the next bulk order will be different or protective…..
I agree with Bornjovial - the majority of young are in countries where they are treated with respect and enjoying their working lives and quality home lives - the lucky escapees They are not still suffering here in ungreat Britain.
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Considering all schools are soon to close, easy answer - ventilate the public in empty classrooms. It must be something a small child could do if Hancock thinks even GPs can be trusted to ventilate patients. Maybe he envisages patients ventilating themselves home with an oxygen mask?
The fact he says you need 5 nurses per ventilated patient I assume a GP will be expected to manage at least 5 patients alone in line with daily workloads.
I remember a shift I did (to help pay for car loan) where the consultant in dept had arranged full bloods and paging the Pads consultant in for a child. As I walked past with him very flustered I saw smiling child sitting there with obvious Molluscum.
Real battle after that to cancel all his great plans and just send family home with simple reassurance and advice.
"but you're only a GP"
Did point out we see an awful lot of stuff and rarely bleed and scan everything before making a clinical decision.
Having worked extensively on/off as a GP in A&E (before service stopped as seemingly it worked but those damned GPs expected to be paid...) the main problem I see is UK A&E generally staffed by very junior and inexperienced Drs who manage one case at a time from admission to d/c with middle grades hiding away or "supervising." A&E should be highly paid and therefore fully staffed at all times.
No one else is trained to manage risk, high foot fall and demoralising time constraints with no breaks - if primary care was REALLY wanted as an NHS service it would be properly supported and made appealing to our brightest young.
Why would anyone choose to go to A&E with usually minor ailments when we all have access to 24/7 GP and OOH access.
The big question most of the time in A&E waiting rooms is the game of actually identifying who the patients are and who are simply their friends or family!
I agree in the irony of don't go to A&E but if you do you'll see a GP!!!!
Not sure there's any evidence the decision makers have any clinical knowledge (certainly no back bone to tell NHSE to **** off!)
PCNs cover the whole Country… so do STDs Matt. Doesn't make them a success.
I blame all GPs for only having 24 hours in their day. They should be forced and tortured to work at least 25 hours per day and for free.
So seeing 60 people in a nursing home every week reduces appointments how?? Call me old fashioned but that sounds like 60 appointments and not a couple of visits when needed.
Who signed this off? Does anyone involved in negotiations actually work as a GP?
Dear RCGP, please respond to the Mail and secondly in before 0800 and leave after 1700 on a “half day” - lazy GP only doing a 3 hour surgery.... That is Real GP in 2019 and I can’t see where the so called flexibility is. Another year of College S**t hanging us out to dry I see....
Nearly as obvious as we pay the GMC to screw us over or RCGP leaders rarely see patients.
Sticking your gonads in a jam jar full of scorpions is also exciting but like a career in general practice you wouldn’t choose to do it...
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