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
My OOH organisation has a group scheme that covers my ooh work
I no longer pay indemnity fees
Surely this can be replicated in mainstream general practice?
GP s are already being short changed on pay so the government must have the extra funds !!?
Seems the only way to survive as a GP these days is to restrict access
Must be a better way but fundamental lack of GPs a major problem
Perhaps a substantial pay rise might help as well as easing the restrictions on pensions and reinstating seniority pay
Like removal of the nursing student bursary these changes could not have been more toxic if the government has tried to demolish general practice
Oops maybe that is the plan ?
I agree with Alan Almond that workload is the biggest issue.
Most doctors would or should be happier to work in clinically safe roles where demand is not controlled where we can not recruit colleagues etc
I hope we all went into medicine to treat patients but we have not looked after ourselves in terms of workload and stress levels
GPa have been forced to become managers as well as their overstretched clinical work
However, the pension and tax issues ignore market forces
The NHS needs to pay and treat experienced clinicians well or they will opt for a safer life such as retirement
The government are certainly not encouraging GPs ! Are they trying to impoverish them so them feel they have to work longer?
Clearly this increase is diabolical and should be resisted at all costs.
Otherwise train driving could be another career prospect ?
Practices in deprived areas are not sustainable due to unfair underfunding whilst practices middle class areas benefit from lower demand better funding etc etc
Doctors in deprived areas need much more resources but the relevant bodies are often filled by GPs from more affluent areas who will fight to the death to avoid fairer funding