Totally agree with 8.49, but by numbers of us staying in commissioning we are all being dragged into the trap which has been set by politicians.
I absolutely agree with Practice Manager 12.58.
We only have ourselves to blame. 12% support for BMA's Day Of Action. Pathetic!
This 99% better than average mentality is so sickening.
Only 49% can ever be better than average. Where is the money and manpower going to come from to improve the "bad apples"?
GPs rationing GPs! Just what the government wanted.
Why is this profession so stupid as to fall into these traps?
Et tu Brute!
Politicians don't give a damn about general practice,as evidenced by the evasive answers given in Prime Ministers questions. Many Trusts are in deficit and this hurts them more. The Colleges and the BMA must wage a very political campaign as the general election gets nearer.
Practice Manager 11.32
Its because they know they will get no active support from the GP Body who appear to prefer to run rather than fight..
I have not read all the comments but I would endorse those which infer that, like the England cricket captain, this is the stuff of which resignations are made.
Can we trust these figures? Reading these anguished columns you would think 25% had bailed-out.
What really counts is GP man-hours, not a head count.
She will just about find her feet when the General Election will overtake us all.
Dispensing GPs have enough foes without being sniped at from the enemy within. The ship is sinking, stop the crew fighting among themselves.
Our colleagues are being well rewarded for ignoring us.
Well-what did you expect!?
LMCs should confront any Practice which fails to comply with contractural hours. With regard to all those man-hours lost by GPs sitting in CCG meetings, do I detect a deafening silence from your readers?
This is excellent politics, we have to get the public on our side. Keep it up.
We are all tainted by those colleagues who have managed, by whatever means, to increase their income way above intended net remuneration.These outliers are what interests the hostile Press.
Will the Daily Mail or even the Daily Telegraph for that matter, praise where praise is due?
Well, he is right about one thing-problems can only be solved by increased man(and woman) power.
The BMA should involve itself in next year's election by rubbishing any pie-in-the-sky promises made by any political party.
Talk about shutting the stable door after the horse has bolted!
Not really addressing those things which have made general practice so unpopular with those in the ranks and those still deciding which career path to follow.
Politicians must reform too and stop using GPs as the whipping boys of this failing health service.