A sticking plaster for a ruptured AAA
But long queues at Dover after no deal Brexit ?
No hat and no rabbits just hot air!
Proper funding of primary care would help and ditching all the time consuming meetings and work of limited clinical value would make a significant difference
There is a large retired work force who might be tempted to work 1 or 2 days a week for the right deal and support
We need to support retain reward and incentivise GPs much more until more are trained
Jeremy *unt and his idea of GPs doing penance for the 2004 deal was crazy
If the MP s shadow clinicians in the front line they might just ‘get it’
Glad I’m a locum now
Won’t GPs principals fall foul of IR 35 soon?
How about a phone call
at 5-30 on a Monday morning from a patient who has just consumed the last of their lactulose so expects to be able to rock up to a
PCC to collect some more as it’s difficult to get a GP appointment
2 minutes was too long ?!
The reference to Soviet type control is very true
Now whistle blowing or often just mean attacks wrapped up as ‘concerns’ means everyone can report their neighbour
Investigations of sort follows as in the Lenin era without thought for the consequences and risk to patients and clinicians lest a major scandal be missed
The RCGP and BMA should be assessing the CQC
It seems not to practice to the ethical standards we all adhere to
I am soooo frustrated even though I have left the practice after 34.5 years
Practices are starved of resources, paying high Locum rates, working extremely long hours and expected to excel in all aspects
A recipe for poor retention, high mental heath illness in GPs and collapse of he system
Only saints or misguided optimists are holding the system together with sticky tape
Sorry I meant to say General Practice is to blame
General pta give is to blame due to our ineffective leadership
The dentists had balls and are being richly rewarded for it
How dare the CQC close a practice without due diligence
Are the CQC safe effective well run caring etc?
Major concern Domino effect slow motion free fall
All as predicted
When GP s mainly see patients freed of the management bureaucracy and have a reliable regular income with 20 minute appointments things will miraculously improve
Everything else is largely irrelevant
I hear Brexit is to happen soon and the tooth fairy is as real as the NI money tree
Wow How can the PM tell such covert lies!
It’s a slow landslide but will only be obvious to our unaware MPs and populace when the service collapses completely
Can GPs sue the government for negligence and for damages for the harm to doctors
What happened to the past threat of mass resignations?
GPs future is in their own hands perhaps. Act don’t accept the misguided notion we are doing good. Is it perhaps better to have a real crisis to improve things or am I just burnt out?
Anyone else thinking we were trained as clinicians not administrators, entrepreneurs, negotiators, to attend lots of meetings etc
There seem to be no poor dentists
Now would be a really good time for mass resignations of GPs ??
If only GPs has a effective union and were cohesive !
We are trained as clinicians not managers and should be free from managing managers, other clinicians and endless paperwork, admin and the constant micromanagement of us.
I long for the days when we only heard from the old FHSA s once we resigtered as a GP principal then once a month by way of a statement of claims and payment
I myself have been very depressed after huge stresses in the practice caused by unpleasant individuals, shortage of funding, lack of clinicians, going back to full time for a year before surrendering the GMS contract
I now work as a love and just see patients.
I recommend the liberation this brings but sadly GP’s working lives could be made much more sustainable with more pay and support.
We need as doctors to unite in firstly setting safe standards of care and giving back contracts where we can not implement them
Pay is secondary but still important
I would rather be alive than the alternative
The survey results will help save lives
I understand Mr Owen Smith’s frustration as I was in a practice for 34.5 years until 2 years ago.
I tried very hard against the odds to triage all the requests for appointments and this worked reasonably well
Unfortunately the practice was drowning under locum costs and escalating demand from both patients, the CCG and NHS England
I won’t even bother to mention the extra work and aggravation of the CQC
Funding has dropped despite fewer GPs and increased costs
I am sure most GP practices would love to offer a Rolls Royce service but with the government strangling general practice the situation can only be improved by more realistic funding and support both financial and workload for the existing and future GPs
I will not carry out any locum sessions in daytime practice until my indemnity is funded
I will no longer work for too little at the cost of my personal and family needs