oh I can't wait to see what the policy makers will say in response. I am imagining it will be along the lines of.
Primary care and hard working GP's are the bed rock of the NHS and we are committed to them. We have already invested £(insert random number here) billion, and are recruiting (insert a more random number here) clinicians over the next (insert any number you want to here) years. You see everything is already sorted - so just don't worry your pretty little faces - just get back to work.
One of the reasons I bailed out of the scheme years ago taking my employers contribution with me. It is now in a SIPP, and that is there in perpetuity or until I blow the lot.
Is the ship sinking.....?
Doing the maths - the 1.45 per patient is worth about £2k in my pocket a year after tax and pension etc. That is about £35 per extended hours surgery.
There is nothing to stop a practice saying to the network - we can do it - but our price is £1.90 per patient. Then the network uses some of the £1.50 it has been given via the local CCG to fund the shortfall. Simples?
...and next year - when the £1.76 commands more work, or has to be used to offset some of the 30% staff costs maybe. What then? Is it still a "pay rise"? Not unless the pathetic global sum rise this year is not locked in - which of course it is. The BMA have been well and truly outmanoeuvred it would appear based on what we know to date.
Right from when this was announced it looked like smoke and mirrors. The fact there was no exact announcement on global sum etc. Elements of this such as the GDPR money end the 111 booking money were announced as though they were separate - but they are not. Classic case of announcing the same pot of cash twice to make it look better than it is. Shambolic
What about the six percent for additional superan, is this separate?
Who knows - it was supposed to be- but a lot seems to be changing about things that were apparently fact just a few weeks ago.
furthermore - as i understand it - the £1.76 will only start in the 2nd quarter of 2019 - and the indemnity reduction will only kick in as defence union membership erodes through 2019....Amazing to think that politicians who have failed to negotiate Brexit have managed to negotiate this bargain deal with our union. Shambolic
£1.76? It was going to be £2 a few weeks ago. I can't see this ending well. Day by day i creep closer to retirement. Nothing here to deter me. Shambolic.
IDGAF - "because the diabetes is looked after by the hospital".
Really - looked after by the hospital...a diabetic? Really really? Can I come and work where you do - 'cause the idea of secondary care looking after a diabetic is something that doesn't happen in these parts.
Indeed Gavin Jamie - I reckon about £3 to £4 per patient is what we will be chipping in to fund the extra staff.
30% staff costs on 20000 staff is about £4 per patient. Where is the funding for that?
Took Early Retirement - "Never mind, it probably kept some people away from patient contact for a few sessions, and there might be a MBE or two in it, which is what really matters."
Spot on - NW was awarded one in Summer 2018.
3000 less patients were seen AND £50K saved (as in really saved - money actually in the bank) - or do they mean they paid (extra cost) other people (paramedics) to see the patients and there was a "virtual" saving of £50K in GP time. (but an overall increase in costs (less money in the bank).
Interesting. What rates are they offering Emma123? (Feel free to tell me not to be so nosey :-) )
There is a great Jasper Carrott sketch from years ago that I am reminded of whenever a new campaign is launched. Essentially it is about fanatics who can't see the bigger picture - only the very specific area they are concerned about. They go around jabbing people with their campaign badges. Campaigns are fine - if they are funded - which they never are (well - at least not in primary care).
48 now. FTE. 20 years GP experience. Will reach LTA at 55. Work life balance is terrible. Patient and job demands increase day on day. Criticism of me, my place of work, my profession, comes daily from all sources. Administrative hoops to jump through proliferate like rabbits. Plan to retire and retrain in 8 years. It can't come soon enough. Sound familiar to anyone else?
"As a freebie what quality will they get!" - Well Mr Watson is quite use to freebies (maybe that is where he gets the idea from) but I am guessing the quality will be lower. Wimbledon tickets with lunch, Wembley tickets, Cure concert tickets, Brit awards etc etc. Nice work if you can get it.