/See what the juniors did. How about mass resignation now?
What is the point of the action taken by the juniors if the GPs are just going to take over and why should we. This is a health secretary who does not want to listen to ALL doctors.
/Can someone tell me can they prescribe independently without the need for the GP to check what they have done or given. I did, several years ago, have a PA but they were not accredited for signing scripts. So in effect I may as well have seen the patient and done the prescribing myself. Unless the are fully accredited for prescribing then having a PA is useless.
/How can the BMA agree this!!!! Am I reading this correctly That's the end of my membership with them.
Anonymous | Salaried GP16 Feb 2016 12:23pm
Yes you are right no other professional would do this for less than £100. However even £100 per hour is not enough. We have gone so far behind other professionals whose charge out rate at unsociable hours could be £300 to £400 per hour.
Ever had a lawyers bill in normal hours?
@|Anonymous | GP Partner|31 Jan 2016 9:27am.
l earn £200k and have no intention of resigning.
Could you let me know how you earn £200,000 and are not sitting there foe 7 days a week and many hours a day. It is something we could all learn from!!!!!! How many practices do you run!!! Let us know please.
/We have to be serious about mass resignation and all together in order to be effective but I fear this will not happen!! The government will see this.!!
Other healthcare professional27 Jan 2016 10:01pm
Where have you been the last 10 years. I have been in general practice for 30 years now and there has never been a time like this where the government is not listening to ground root GPs. I do not blame younger GPs leaving the system as we have been asking for change every year and it still remains the same. Do you have answers for this and can you solve the problems of no appointments overwork etc etc. Let me know if you have any ideas!
I could go on and on replying to you. These younger doctors and their deserve better and I do not blame them for leaving.
Definitely smarties compared to the amount of work needed!!
/No way. We were junior doctors once. They need our full support not treason.
/Totally support them. I was a junior doctor once about 30 years ago. We must carry on as normal admitting patients that need admission. They are being treated as unfairly as we GPs. The government has got to realize that these doctor have dedicated their lives to medicine and alll are also dedicated to being excellent doctors. Not only are we going to lose these young doctors we are already losing experienced GPs who provide alot of stability and experience to practices so that patients get high quality care.
/The main question is that if the government are not going to fund general practice with proper rises then strike action is the only other option.
/So 1% is going cure everything This is insulting.
/The amount of the contract payment is too low- chasing payments is not a problem
/Hi 1.08 Why are you not a full time partner!!!!! I would welcome you to work a full day in my inner city practice for the average worker pay thanks!!!
/Hi Ivan Would be good for you to come to my practice.I have been a GP for 30 years and have seen the erosion of general practice. When I first joined very few patients went to hospital-something the government wants to avoid but this has to be paid as it was in the 1980s with an allowance for taking on a new partner which was not a one off payment. This payment meant we could take on more partners and patients would have better access and avoid hospital admissions. More and more young doctors only want to do locum work as the PARTNER in general practice is no longer valued. Think about it!!!
/Hi @2.14 Don' want the job now!
/Well@2.14 am you have had several replies before I had the chance!!! excellent replies! Would you care to do some free work for me- would be helpful for the practice workload and finances? How long would you last?
Entirely agree with 11.37 am. I also had a patient with a simple umbilical hernia and the same was seen in casualty the next day. advise I gave was the same given in Cas- ie as child grows older it will will close. I have been in general practice for nearly 30 years-no real change occurs with anything new. We have become a nation of neurotics who cannot think for ourselves and this also includes very educated people. The more information and help we have given over the years has resulted in more demand. For example remember a few years ago a campaign to make people aware of Meningitis. Everyone with a headache was at our doorstep. Giving a little bit of knowledge creates more demand. I do not entirely blame patients as i feel you do need a medical qualification to understand how diseases present. After all these years telling the patient it is a viral illness does not mean that they will not present with another viral illness and all because the second time the virus presents in another way!!!! General practice cannot continue as it is. We should be looking after fewer patients with the same amount of income and this should hopefully provide patients the time the need not to rush to casualty. in tmy early days we got an allowance for taking on a further doctor which stayed with the partnership and this meant we had more doctors to look after fewer patients. in any case a lot of doctors do not want to do general practice as it is and one of the major reasons is workload and the pay that is no longer comparable to other professions as it was when I first started. After all you only get what you pay for. I can go on and on!!!
I joined general practice 28 years ago in the days when taking on a partner obtained for the practice an extra allowance. This was good for the practice as there were more doctors to provide more time for patients. We provided all out of hours care and our patients hardly went to casualty. Now they are all going to casualty!! The government is striving to achieve this but it does need proper funding for practices!! The goods days for patients and doctors in general practice have gone. It is best for yound doctors to make a life for themselves elsewhere as it is at present not going to happen in english general practice. For myself I have been semi-retired for several years and my pension taken out. You have to make a life for yourself-nobody else will. I am sad how things have gone for a career at the beginning I really enjoyed and there was good patient experiences. All gone to pieces now.