Lets not forget in all this hyperbole that it was the British taxpayer who paid for those emigres to qualify and train up to GP standard. Any notion of obligation and patriotism out there in the profession??
Anonymous @ 9.15. You have stated in a nutshell what is wrong with our profession stretching back to 1990.
Divide and rule-the politicians win every time.
How do you improve on perfection? If QOF is anything to go by that is what the CQC will expect at the next visit.
Falling into the political trap. Doctors rationing doctors-just what they intended.
The old wisdom-you cannot be both a poacher and a gamekeeper-is so relevant here.
How much money would be saved if CQC was axed?
Give all the members their worthless gongs and disband the toxic entity.
"while the emergency crisis continues"-QUOTE
The removal of these impositions needs to be permanent. Dare our Leaders concur?
There are too many armchair Generals and resigners in this profession. If you want some action to be taken against the government then start by walking out of CCGs. You don't need the BMA to do this for you.
in view of the disastrous state of the Health Services following the Coalition's reforms these honours should have been refused by their recipients.
I note a doctor is the spokesperson for the overspent CCG. This is exactly what the politicians want. No way should any clinician be dragged down by these fiascos.
The underfunding of the NHS is a political matter and must be solved politically. On Sunday the Archbishop of York was brave enough to suggest that we should all be prepared to pay a bit more for the NHS. How about a hypothecated 10p a litre temporary petrol tax??
The letter paints a picture of General Practice as it used to be, in the halcyon days before the 2004 contract.
The College, which has always preached targets, without considering resources, is no longer connected with the coal face and I don't think the rush to emigrate will be slowed.
Anonymous GP Partner 6.01 pm. EXACTLY! This is the only way forward to rescue General Practice as our patients want it to be and not some privatized salaried service.
Perverse incentives are exactly what Government has introduced, cynically thinking that every GP has his price...........................................................
I agree that to make too much fuss over" mistakes" lends credence to the whole process which the CQC has decided to employ.
I can't see how the promised extra funding will do anything to improve morale and ease workloads. The DOH just wants us to work harder while we are pegged down by public pay restraint.
Richards indicated on the Media that CQC had colluded with the BMA and the RCGP for this exercise.
Our Professional bodies should totally disassociate themselves from this flawed QUANGO.
Plus ca change.............
The main point is that the politicians have yet again further distanced themselves from the painful rationing decisions which lie ahead.
Perhaps the BMA will consider taking a full-page advert in the National Press to reproduce this leaflet?
No pensioner should feel secure. I hope the BMA is looking carefully at this. Don't trust HMG!!
Is it not beyond the wit of the BMA/Royal Colleges to cost all this extra workload and then tell the public how much taxes will have to rise?
Regarding the comments about the GPC, they know as well as you all do, that politicians have stopped listening to the profession. If constructive suggestions fall on deaf ears what is left but to complain. Having said that it does appear that co-payments may be the hot topic in the future. You will have to wait for the General Election first!