Just Another GP
Well said Christopher Ho - a voice of reason.
@Angus Issues such as the grooming gangs are open for discussion. The most disappointing thing about politics recently is the disregard for others opinions and the name calling which is pathetic. You say you're a centrist - put your money where your mouth is - which right of centre policies are you in favour of?
@ Christopher Ho. Agree totally.
Nice to see some actual thought here about what labour represent rather than blindly following the more money to NHS line...
I identify as a 70 year old therefore I am aretired GP with a full pension and would like it now please - sorry I mean I demand it now.
Really useful skill to have. Well done and best for the future.
Works both ways. White males now discriminated against in interviews.
PS - sorry I forgot that 'What about' is illegal these days - sorry for the offence
Re Peter Swinyard @ 11.02. Appreciate your honesty. I don't see an avalanche of doctors moving to fill the vacant posts in the valleys etc. Plenty of them working to maximise their profits. I'll be a part-time strawberry picker when we're all truly equal
And the other half - they stopped before the case. Medicine is doomed in this country. Bawa-Garba case again highlights the opinion the general public have of doctors.
Dr Bawa-Garba didn't do anything widely deviant of any other doctor in the same position. Absolute disgrace that she has been struck off and convicted. If I didn't need to work as an NHS doctor I wouldn't and this case has convinced me to ditch the profession as soon as I can.
Ex-GP - exactly and those in the know such as medical students and junior doctors who've had a taste of GP will continue to steer clear in general. Oncehadavocation can of course retrain as a GP at leisure.
£2500 - £3000 a month after indemnity etc
while it might be easier to choose how many days or sessions you work as a GP, the survey may well reflect the current state of the job. To quote a previous post from another GP on here...
'I am incapable of doing more than 6 sessions a week without major ramifications on what little sense of wellbeing I have remaining but these 3 full days are pretty much 11-11.5 hours long which is not too far from full time.
I have made a few lifestyle changes to fit in with the lowered income; Aldi own-brand vodka, street prostitutes and roll-ups instead of Dom Perignon, high class escorts and Peter Stuyvesant King Size. Such is life.....(/s).'
3 days at close to 40 hrs as a salaried GP may yield
Just made the mistake of reading public comments on a new report of this story. Gotta remember the public now generally hate us. Jeremy Hunt is only worried about himself and the system being challenged. We're f****d. A few people might retire early on the back of this or go to pharma. Nothing much else will happen.
Really worth a read... http://54000doctors.org/blogs/an-account-by-concerned-uk-paediatric-consultants-of-the-tragic-events-surrounding-the-gmc-action-against-dr-bawa-garba.html
Maybe we can crowd fund an appeal or raise funds to support Dr Bawa-Garba
Really well written and straight to the point. Thank you.
Should have had Garvachy Rd in the summer!
But remember not to tell the students / trainees!
Scenario 2 at another practice with pharmacy 'partner'
Can you review this patient who has swollen ankles after commencing amlodipine !!
Everyone knows how this will end.