Up the Irons
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?
From here on in, anyone who turns up for work where staffing numbers are not full and at least adequate should simply walk away as we are being potentially criminalised for doing our best in man made cuts, shortages, unsafe working etc. I remember the 72hrs of covering 6 wards on your own, afraid to ring the boss, registrar not available and being bleeped every 5 mins, here today only by good fortune or luck?
. Now BMA grow a pair and support your Drs and as a GP safe working limits are also needed, we are not machines and no one is out there defending us (other than ourselves). Why are govt only interested in A&E? why do they not want to know how much we are all doing each day? Let's not let this tragic case not result in addressing the hell we are all having to work in. That way no other poor families will need to suffer due to human's trying their best in the mess of known but unaddressed system failures.
"Hurray it's working, slower than planned and expected but it is working…." (DOH and govt rub their hands with glee).
Can't say I've even heard Primary Care / GP mentioned once in all the NHS70 coverage. Says it all really. It's like all the English press coverage about only Harry Kane, take away his other 10 team mates and the reality would be somewhat different, same with the NHS, get rid of us and then let's see how amazing all our consultants and hospitals are managing everything (should be able to , they are "real Doctors" and get nearly all the cash).
Don't worry by Christmas we will also prioritise those patients who do not have internet access over all the other priority groups followed by all patients must be prioritised every day 24/7 by Easter,
Only problem is, no capacity now, no new staff coming along, game over.
I hate to say it, we all go there week in week out, and sadly the longer you do this job the more you wish you could go back and re-do your UCAS forms. There are better ways to race towards your grave! Good luck for your career,
"fast access"? Should break the 10-12 month wait then for the rest of the public in the 2018 NHS.
"Why are ALL GPs not doing this? Lazy workshop sods" said Mr Hunt on reading this report.
I thought the hot topic was sepsis and DO NOT for one second delay prescribing abx?
Also how can these great experts have any figures unless EVERY single person for whom abx were prescribed were cultured first to find out what they actually had? Or is that actual evidence-based practice and therefore forbidden by NHSE and our esteemed SOS.
Could the 20% who feel life is so much better please tell us in what way? Am I missing something - GP is a misery now. Or are they all currently having lunch and drinks at the College?