Love it, a nice bit of theatre. The PM with a maximum of 6 months shelf life commits to a promise she is neither able to deliver nor able to do so. Yet shes saddled any future Tory leader with the burden.
Give the patient a copy of their notes. Any further requests they're responsible for photocopies of those notes provided and surgery will only provide more up to date / recent notes.
I suppose its time for the trust to ask for crisis funding, reintroduce 50% of cancelled shifts and pocket the difference.
Australia will be delighted
Sounds like a typo. Should read only one in five appointments actually required
Last Man Standing... what? It's a market, when there are more unfilled sessions and fewer locums the rate goes up. It would be illegal to discipline them as this would indicate price fixing.
Secondly as a locum GP in Scotland these figures are completely wrong. Nobody is being paid any less than £400 a day anywhere. Dumfries has a shortage of GPs so the number is more likely an hourly rate.
The 20k golden hello has always confused me. Who is taking that sum (which after tax etc is 10k) as an alternative to moving abroad or changing career? In the grand scheme it's peanuts.
Hand back your contracts, return to the same surgery as locums with fixed rates and workload. Don't sacrifice your health and GMC registration on the alter of NHSEs and the government's failed policies.
Am I the only one thinking 20k is a pittance (after tax about half that) to make anyone move to an area where practices are struggling?
And on today's issue of 'GPS should' ....
Working in health board run practices involves extra risk and responsibilities. Unlike private practice locum work, Drs in the board practices cannot decline to do visits, letters, results etc. The pay is more for this reason. Some GPs prefer less pay and simpler days work.
Wonder how Pfizer might recoup those losses? Could it perhaps just increase its prices across the board?
To summarise for my hospital colleagues - being given an outrageous workload and lack of support isn't an excuse to the GMC. So next time you're asked to accept extra duties, remember this case and say No!The hospital and GMC won't support you when things go wrong.