Quantitative easing has printed £445 BILLION which appears to have vanished?!
We are still living in austerity with a growing numbers of food banks.
No hypocrisy there............
What brilliant stuff indeed.....
Chris- you now sound like a homeopathic doctor- the Faculty of Homeopathy has been running courses for people like us for nearly 70 years- even an FRCGP wrote a concise handbook- Dr Jack- have a peek- only £3.29 on e-bay- wouldn't even break the NHS bank, and would be v. interesting to hear your critique once YOU HAVE READ IT, please?
So Chris, back to £266 million being spent on drugs with side effects and withdrawal issues, proven to be equivalent to placebo, in the increasingly common conditions of mild and moderate depression-reportedly increasing- how could that dosh be better directed or should the NHS be spending even more on these placebos every year?
The United Kingdom has an obligation to respect and promote the right to freedom of expression and information as set out in Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights, amongst other international treaties.
The proposals also risk breaking binding international law. The UK is a member of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights. And Article 19 states:
1. Everyone shall have the right to hold opinions without interference.
2. Everyone shall have the right to freedom of expression; this right shall include freedom to seek, receive and impart information and ideas of all kinds, regardless of frontiers, either orally, in writing or in print, in the form of art, or through any other media of his choice.
and how are colleagues & NHS England not bound by all this?
Hold on Chris- If prescribing SSRIs for mild and moderate depression makes me a snake oil salesman, am I still your colleague? What are your intentions here?
The GMC is quite clear about respecting colleagues, and about patients' informed consent, so when colleagues consider a particular treatment appropriate it behoves us to be respectful- you do realise the NHS spends £266 million a year on SSRI's which are research proven placebo equivalents in mild and moderate depression? At least homeopathic drugs are safe and cost-effective. Do respect your colleagues.
‘All of the evidence shows us that when GOVERNMENT AND BUREAUCRATIC environments are poorly-led unprofessional behaviour goes unchallenged and patient, NURSE AND DOCTOR safety suffers.
Recent Pharmaceutical Journal article stated Southampton Uni pharmacy course closing due to lack of applicants.......!?!?
Matt Hncock might have said 'GPs', but he didn't!! Still he is getting closer!
NHS leaders have some of the toughest ‒ yet most rewarding ‒ jobs in the country. So let’s support them to do the job they need to do ‒ and that will encourage more to step up.
Why have medical experts advised pay outs of $4 billion in vaccine injury compensation in the USA?
Last year, pharmacists called for the power to change GP prescriptions to ‘therapeutically equivalent generics’ when dispensing drugs, as this would allow them to make more money, as they earn more money from generics, compared to branded generics.
GP's obviously have always wanted to make less money and their wishes have been listened to and actioned. Hmm why are GP's leaving and newbies not applying? Just cannot understand that!!
won't be long before even partners will be approaching CCGs and NHSE requesting £200/ hour and being treated with respect for asking for such a reasonable wage
I was due to retire- no applicants- none- no-one wants to get into this shit job. The job is shit. Train more medical students to do exactly what? Make the job attractive, worthwhile? All this crap just adds to the shittiness. Eff off
Watchdog doubles GP pay-
too many applicants for GP jobs-
GP applicants complain about having to wait too long to get a job
Foxtrot Oscar- or go and ask facebook if you want personal data
From Dr.net- more bilge- poor loves- it's them that's got the problem with discrimination, bullying and poor pay and conditions, not us GP's- ship in more managers without any knowledge of the NHS- a bit like anyone from anywhere in the world can now join, and command, in the British Army!
Stressful conditions and large responsibilities have all contributed to a negative working culture, according to the report on leadership by Sir Ron Kerr.
Sir Ron, a former London NHS trust chief executive and a non-executive director of the Department of Health and Social Care, said the working culture in the NHS “must change.”
His report, commissioned by former health secretary Jeremy Hunt, sets out proposals to improve the quality of leadership in the NHS.
These include recruiting leaders from other sectors. This might include the armed forces, according to some reports today.
The report says that problems are worsened by “conflicting” messages from the organisations that oversee the NHS, such as NHS England.
It says: ”The conditions in which leaders operate are stressful and difficult, with great responsibility and the highest stakes.
“Over time, this has led to a negative working culture in which both bullying and discrimination are prevalent and accepted.
“This must change and should be led from the top, with NHS leaders ensuring they model the highest standards of behaviour.”
It adds: “The review recommends a number of actions to build a modern working culture in which all staff feel supported, valued and respected for what they do and can challenge without fear.”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock is to tell a conference today: "We need the best leaders in the NHS, whether they are from inside the system or from outside.
“What matters is that we create the right leadership culture: one of learn not blame, continuous improvement and the highest standards of patient care."
Unless it's me the car in the picture's got a steering wheel on the wrong side for the UK? Never seen a doc holding a tick boxing clipboard before, surely that's meant to be a hand held i-app as loved by digital mouse matt@ank? I'd love to drive a big shining chelsea tractor anyway, so must get my nose piercing to qualify asap.
Tom- did you mean 'robbing Peter to Paypal', mate?!
Time to self-care- I'm leaving at Christmas- magic! I'm worth £100 an hour after tax, etc- how about you?
...and what does one do with people like the 65 chap who came in yesterday complaining his arm aches and keeps him awake and doesn't move like it used to 2 months since/ after his 'flu jag?