We've missed you, Phil
If people are overweight then they generally expect their GP to mention it. We're not a flattery service.
Sounds like an entirely political study and conclusion. Shameful pseudo-science.
Oh do just sod off now and stop coming up with new ways of ruining our jobs.
I like to talk to my patients - if I wanted algorithms I'd work for NHS24
If it happens, then the costs of the process should not be paid by GPs.
I would say that if the new "megaregulator" is only to register and discipline, then the ocsts must be borne entirely by government and GP fees should be scrapped
Why give the Govt an own goal? Of course they will say this is up to us to decide.
Prof Stokes-Lampard made herself (and the college) sound a right chump today on Today programme
Doctor man, judging by your avatar I think I know whether you are a Rottweiler or a teddy bear
Just a thought on the suggestion to just cross of the 5mg and await the pt getting in touch - perhpas he/she will then think you are saying that they no longer need an ACE and stop altogether? Bad for pt, bad for GP (no QOF points).
GP doesnt need to make pt contact. Send letter to office staff and get them to ensure pt understands that now the repeat script is for 10mg as per the cardiologist's recommendation, and did they know they need their renal function checked in a week?
Humour failure, much?
Can I try your jam?
My one and only official complaint was about a woman who phoned and asked me to give her "stronger antibiotics" for her abcess that had formed after a dental extraction. It was a bank holiday and she didnt want to travel to the hospital to see the duty dentist. She said I should see her first to see if there was anything I could do instead because it was more convenient for her.
My defence union tried to water down my reply letter but I wasn't happy to do that. I felt strongly that this was a dental problem and well beyond my competence to assess. The complaint was thrown out.
This does seem to be a problem with defence unions though - they will always try and accept some guilt/responsibility and appease the complainant (as per the advice given by Dr Davies above)
It won't be spun, it will be ignored by politicians and media alike.
Sam Izdat - OOH ban would make no difference. Mostly done by salaried/sessionals or by nurses etc. Most GP principles don't do it. You're hardly going to get sessionals falling on their swords to save the Partners!
Indemnity fees are much lower in Scotland. Also no CQC no Choose and Book no commissioning etc. You have to listen to Sturgeon spouting bile every now and then but apart from that it's pretty good here. Come on up, all of you!
Chaps, it's optional.
LMS, I'm not sure what the Daily Mail has to do with it? Nor do I think we should really care what the Daily Mail think. They will do as they wish anyway. They just pander to the disgruntled and the nostalgic. Ignore them.
I do like the general idea that GPs can develop an interest and receive remuneration for performing it.
Financially incentivising a diagnosis is not the way though. Payment for assessment is better, whether a diagnosis is given at the end of it or not.
Thanks Pulse - very useful
You can shove the idea up your own Parliamentary Slot Jeremy
What does "Lincolnshire culture" training involve??
I'm going to file this under "no s**t Sherlock"
BTW Shaba, there is a word for someone who sees Appraisal as a waste of time and who also acknowledges the fact that it is causing good GPs to leave, and demoralising those who remain, and yet chooses to become an Appraiser.
That word is "hypocrite".
You don't want to be a policeman? Then stop doing it.