Nobody, however well-motivated can go out shopping with an empty purse. GP Commissioners= GP scapegoats.
Any self-respecting tsar should resign if his political masters are making promises which cannot be delivered due to lack of resources.
Professor Steve Field to introduce practice ratings system after being appointed chief inspector of GPs
His first job is to tell his Government puppet-masters that they cannot expect any more from General Practice until they increase resources. If there are no more funds then stop pressing us for more unsustainable effort.
Will paracetamol become a prescription-only drug???
Watch out for a salaried service.
Any failure to meet demand is caused by government raising the public's expectation ever higher.
If this is the shape of things to come GPs will need the MRCP never mind the MRCGP!
We are already doing an immense amount of work which was traditionally done in secondary care.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that no servant can serve two masters.
"Vinci Ho". Remember that the 2013 BMA ARM passed a motion of no confidence in Hunt. The whole press roundly derided us for doing so.
When will penny drop that being a coal-face clinician and a budget manager are incompatible? The sooner medical CCG members return to their practices, and concentrate on individual patient needs, the better.
Well the honeymoon for CCGs is well and truly over.
Why clinicians should be responsible for doing politicians dirty work escapes me. What blinkered degree of self- importance ever induced doctors to jump into this mire?
The profession has been at fault by not resisting the unequal entry of the sexes into Medical Schools
This is typical of the undermining, undemocratic action of the College over many years. If they had stuck to their brief fewer GPs would be retiring in droves or leaving for abroad.
GP contract set to change as Hunt hands responsibility for out-of-hours care back to general practice
Best form of industrial action? Every GP should resign from CCGs with a month's notice.
Those who criticise Dr Buckman should examine themselves and ask "did I support last years day of action?"
CCGs should have been identified ages ago as a trap waiting to be sprung and strangled at birth.
How will the Chief Inspector of GP Practices evaluate a surgery without a great deal of box-ticking?
Our Profession and College are also to blame for constantly agreeing to rising performance without the resources to deliver it.
This is a covert way for so-called ring-fenced NHS funds to be sidled off into Social Services.
Do not trust politicians who are cock-a-hoop they have got GPs to hold the purse-strings.
Perhaps Roland may care to review the usefulness of QOF as a whole?
I hope our representatives will be willing to concede that the 2004 Contract has had, at least, some effects on out of hours care,otherwise they will lack any credibility. The moment of truth has arrived.