Can you claim points for time spent on Pulse "reflecting" on how crap the Appraisal system is? In fact I claim impact points for showing the pro-appraisal loons the error of their ways.
Dr B 15/12 1115
Thanks for beautifully illustrating the "I know best" attitude of the pseudointellectuals who feel they are able to tell the rest of us what is good for us.
Maybe you learn best by chugging over old notes but that does not necessarily mean we are all the same. Also doesn't mean we all are able to get any value from the nonsensical waste of 2 GP's time that an appraisal takes. Some of us don't need validation from someone we don't know to feel that we are learning and developing.
A frozen rip-off is still a rip-off. Halve the fee and I will be impressed. Pay for it from the public purse and I would be actually satisfied. Empire-building, wasteful institution. Why do I have to pay for my own potential firing squad?
@Knowledge is porridge - thanks - that a really helpful illustration.
Susannah Harris - sorry, but I disagree with you on this. Appraisal is definitely part of the problem with healthcare morale and workload. As you say, surgeries are closing and GPs are desperate to leave. In many cases, they saying that this is because of, or partly because of, appraisal. It is not seen by many GPs in the warm and cuddly way that you see it, as a bit of time to "talk about me", or as "time off from the daily grind". It IS the daily grind. It is stressful, timeconsuming and unhelpful to many.
I fully advocate voluntary appraisal for people like yourself who gets some satisfaction from it, but it absolutely should not be mandatory. It is ineffective, inefficient, and destructive to many GPs
The phrase "...without consideration of the impact on patient access generally" is very inflammatory.
It is not for individual practices to consider the wider problems of inadeqaute healthcare provision. We must consider our own pratcice's patients, our staff morale and mental health and so on. Whetehr there is adequate provision of GP is a POLITICAL question and should be answered by the health boards.
Listen to BMA, not these bully-boys.
Wow. I want to do your job.
Who are the 7% that think 10mins is enough? You people must be ruthless!
Nice payrise for the dedicated paramedics Mr Hunt. Can the dedicated GPs have the same percentage please?
Half of adults shun the dentist, newborn care under scrutiny and why whiskey makers are being blamed for Scots' boozing
Tsk, tsk Pulse. There are no Scotch Whiskey makers. There are only whisky makers here. I think whiskey is a slightly similar drink produced and consumed by less discerning people in a land far, far away, but I'm not entirely sure.
What a load of utter garbage. Is the venerable Prof really paid to come up with this stuff?
Any they wonder why morale is low and people are desperate to find a way out of General Practice. What a waste of time and what an unnecessary increase in stress to prepare for yet more scrutiny, this time regarding something which is completely unprovable one way or the other.
It's all so so depressing.
James Jones you have missed the point entirely.
The article is not blaming the patients at Mid Staffs, he is blaming the managers and the paymasters for the culture of consumerism they are allowing to flourish, and the excessive amounts of administration that take up so much time these days. He is bemoaning the lack of respect for professional integrity and suggesting that the workforce is demoralised because of it.
It's difficult to argue against any of that isn't it?