Just Another GP
@ 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.
I really appreciate and value the pharmacy beside my practice but typical scenarios that have happened recently....
Pharmacy - 'can you see this patient again - they're really ill' Patient has a virus and had a faint in the pharmacy.
Seriously - they can't be expected to manage anything they're unfamiliar with - including a faint!