Actually contrary to all the anguish and gnashing of teeth about this, I am actually loving watching this all be taken to its logical extreme and eventually unravel.
This is one of the unintended consequences of the government and NHSE's perverse choice agenda and I love it that someone has taken delicious advantage of it.
Whilst it is true that GP does all, cheaper, faster etc, the truth is that we are swamped by the stuff that we actually don't need to see.
Even if you take all the stuff that we don't need to see away from us, there is still plenty more stuff to be getting on with being a GP.
So, I do welcome all these initiatives. However, I have yet to see any evidence of any of them working, because it is still too deeply ingrained in society, and indeed other NHS workers, that everyone needs to 'see the GP' (often urgently).
So, don't worry Copperfield, not much chance yet of disappearing up our own proverbials in a whiff of smoke...
*Cough* *cough* 'This...' *cough* 'is...' *cough* *cough* 'perfectly...' *cough* 'good...' *cough* *cough* '...for you'
Public Health works best by scaremongering which is, 'see your GP as soon as you get xyz, you might have something that will surely kill you'
Public Health is no good for what it really should be for, which is, 'you'll be all right if you look after yourself, and here is how you do it'
Let's try and use this tiny jug to trickle some water into the bath, but oh look, Mr Hunt left the bath plug out, accidentally on purpose.
Not even non-league budgets. More like school ground pocket money levels really.
This makes me laugh.
The very people who need to use such an app are those least capable of doing so.
Jury's still out?
I think they actually went home some time ago...
Will the app be able to magic GPs out of thin air?
Prof Hawking finds super dense black hole. Then has a debate about the NHS with him. The facts are sucked into oblivion and disappear forever. Public still being kept in the dark matter. Or should that be a different colour?
Can someone please tell me is this genuine or satire? Hard to tell these days.
Computer sez no.
So the leaked memo of allowing vulnerable and failing practices to wither on the vine was not in fact true?
So all these collapses are not part of a 'National BluePrint'?
You take us all for fools.
Dr G Pee finds himself in a difficult position as his face is squashed uncomfortably into the National Blueprint.
"Work at scale? No, Mr Pee, I expect you to die!", laughs Mr Hunt, stroking his directorship...
Thanks to the collusion of the BMA, GPC, yourselves, CQC, GMC, umpteen other bodies of oversight and a succession of wilful governments, you have all contributed to the systematic deprofessionalisation of doctors, in a frantic race to the bottom.
There is no profession.
Not one of my three children will be going into medicine and especially General Practice. I wouldn't wish it on anybody.
I think you would send a stronger message to everyone, and especially the government, if the RGCP came out solidly and said, actually we can no longer recommend General Practice as a career in its current or foreseeable state.
That might get people thinking.
Isn't this equivalent to burning someone's house down, then afterwards, offering them a small damp blanket and a cold cup of tea?
I thought the headline was about more GPs being diagnosed with diabetes because they are sat all day in their consultation rooms 7 days a week 12 hours a day, lol
In order to get this funding, a practice has to be failing and on its knees, but able to work in a group of at least 30,000 patients with other similar practices, doing 8 till 8, 7 days a week, whilst taking on half a practice pharmacist, a doctor from an Eastern European country, and perhaps a quarter of a physician's associate, as well as have a decrepit building that needs a huge amount of maintenance and investment, but be totally CQC compliant and meeting all targets.
I really am not sure why practices have struggled to access this money.
My younger daughter wants to be a doctor.
I will do my very best to discourage her but if she insists, then I will insist likewise that she not practise in the UK.
My older daughter does not want to be a doctor, under any circumstance. She has already seen what is does.
To encourage more into such an abusive position is to be dishonest, irresponsible and downright sick.
We are tired of all the games.
We are tired of the giving with one hand and taking away with the other (no lifeline at all when we are already drowning)
We are tired of the soundbites of £xx millions promised here and there (amounts to not a lot per patient or per practice)
We are tired of all the initiatives that we have to bid for (just give the money to us, no hoops attached)
We are tired of all the dishonesty and collusion with every single regulatory body out there in the active destruction of General Practice (just come out and be honest with the public)
We are tired of the disingenuous bailouts of failing practices, or the similar incentives to others to take on their work (why destabilise and let practices fail in the first place?)
We are tired of the increasing workloads yet seeing a real term cut in pay every year for over a decade, now currently standing at 20% less than 2004-5 levels (who else would work like that?)
We are tired of these grandiose delusions where glossy brochures of plans detailing different ways of working with fewer staff, fewer resources, fewer beds, less funding somehow translates into being able to do more and more and more
Please do more before we are all so tired that you will have no-one, absolutely no-one, to engage with, whichever 'forward view' you happen to subscribe to next
AI robot is all well and good, but what about asking about gambling habits? And screening for radicalisation? And help with boilers?
Sorry, just don't see we will ever have a world where the phrases 'AI robots are ideally placed to...' and 'You need to go and see your AI robot' take off.