Good luck David. A rare example of one of us who is prepared to get stuck in rather than sit and moan or be abusive or head for the hills.
This raises the same ethical issues as did GP fundholding-remember that?
years of political correctness by RCGP and BMA in agreeing to impossible work load and over-bearing professional regulation cannot be fixed by increase in pay alone. The hopeless contract needs to be unraveled and something beautifully simple put in its place.
The NHS Pension Scheme is a Ponzi scheme, and that should worry us all.
This might provide Spreadsheet Phil with a way of balancing his books!
Surely the onus should be on LBGTs to inform their doctor, not the other way round?
These prescribing incentives are ethically distasteful to say the least. If the Nation cannot afford it's drug bill then taxes will have to rise.
Shropdoc has been running an excellent OOH service for many years and has been blessed with the working contributions of many day-time GPs prepared to do their evening/night stints.
If they cannot continue, God help their patients and God help the rest of the country.
Yet each man kills the thing he loves.
This goes for Governments as well, but they have had help from inside the profession in our case.
This is the man who imposed a contract on our Juniors. I trust the BMA ARM will pass a vote of no confidence in him as an opening shot.
Ironic that criticism of the Chairman elect is coming from non-members. Remember that he who pays the Piper calls the tune.
The BMA faces intransigent mendacious politicians.
Look how the Juniors fared even using strike action, which GPs have not yet been driven to.
I completed 38 years of general practice very happily without being a member of the RCGP and very proud not to have been one. How did it ever become a pre-requisite anyway??
This ought to be a NHS election, not a Brexit election. The BMA and Royal Colleges must campaign to keep the crisis in the forefront of the political debates.
If this goes through they must stop gross over-charging for OTC medicines. Just look at the cost a popular OTC antacid/antiflatulent.
It would be helpful if the BMA could fully endorse the Red Cross description of a third-world humanitarian crisis in some of our hospital corridors.
Divide and rule?
Here is the Utopian situation for politicians, getting local GPs to wield the axe over the uinaffordable NHS.
This debases the Lords even further. Lansleys plans have been disowned even by the Tories. Why on earth do colleagues still support them???
Perhaps we should examine something like the Australian system. Don't trash the GPC at this stage who were opposed to item of service payment anyway. Back in the 70's I thought Maternity Medical Services claims was a very satisfactory system( by way of illustration.)
Be fair everyone! This might at last be a step forward to saving General Practice. Vent your spleen to the Parliamentary Committee with a copy to your LMC.