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Jones the Tie

Jones the Tie

cynical middle-aged bugger in West Midlands. Qualified Birmingham 1994.

  • GMC denies breaching data legislation to share personal GP information

    Jones the Tie's comment 17 Oct 2018 4:58pm

    reporting GMC to the information comissioner is the correct way to go as GDPR covers this sort of major breach. The damages are unlimited I believe if any detriment befalls the individual whose data is released ? ooh dear GMC...

  • Over 750 practices across UK could close as GPs leave profession, warns RCGP

    Jones the Tie's comment 28 Sep 2018 6:13pm

    only 750?? seems a bit low :o)

  • GPs could be asked to do C-sections under proposals to retain maternity unit

    Jones the Tie's comment 28 Sep 2018 6:09pm

    brilliant.. ooh and we'll do the anaesthetic/spinal anaesthetic as well I assume ?

    I would suggest the 'extra training' would be completion of an STR proramme and the MRCOG as minimum... mind you I always like to squeeze in a nasal hypophysectomy after morning surgery so hard can this be!! FFS is it me..what planet are these folk on..tossers

  • Forgive me, oh Great God of General Practice

    Jones the Tie's comment 26 Sep 2018 11:00am

    I had sciatica once eff me that hurt. Lasted bloody ages and couldn't feel my foot too..still had a couple of days off then back to work with analgesia etc..makes me wonder why some of my patients with office jobs ask for med certs for 'a month because of sciatica'
    Get well soon matey. As long as you don't suffer from acute sense of humour failure you'll be fine.. that diagnosis would be a disaster :o)

  • Practices could receive incorrect QOF payments following IT update

    Jones the Tie's comment 26 Sep 2018 10:48am

    mmm 'Dave Roberts '..and our clinical advisors are currently carrying out a review to determine whether changes are required'.. here we go Dave this will save you some time ' yes changes are required as this is clearly a cock up as is the tired-all the time code being classed as depression' job done . cash saved ..ooh no hang on that would mean a pile of gravy-train folk won't get a cushy day eating buns and drinking tea whilst discussing this 'contentious clinical issue' rather than seeing patients etc

  • NHS England announces £10m GP winter indemnity scheme

    Jones the Tie's comment 26 Sep 2018 10:40am

    'eases the pressure on GPs'...mmm by GPs doing more work ?? Is it me??

  • Babylon app ‘takes pressure off’ GPs to help all patients, says health secretary

    Jones the Tie's comment 13 Sep 2018 6:02pm

    Is that the Matt Hancock whose family run a software business?

  • GPs defending patient complaints to be asked which guidelines they followed

    Jones the Tie's comment 31 Aug 2018 11:37am

    oooh does HMG realize what would happen if GPs decided to work to these 'guidelines' for every problem presented? that would take at least 30mins plus for an average appointment. How about we say 'yes that's fine but now I can only see 15 patients MAXIMUM a day and then we're full and you'll have to go elsewhere. This is another example of pen-pushers and politicos having absolutely NO EFFING IDEA how efficient and safe the vast qty of GP appointments are and how we hold OURSELVES to high standards and try to do the best we can with what we have. Give me an hour with each patient and no reams of paper work and I'll follow every guideline you want but the outcomes and safety won't be any better for the population they'll be a damned sight worse as the laws of un-intended consequences quickly kick in. Where is the safety data for any 'guideline ' anyway. nobody seems to question that and as far as I am concerned a lot of guidelines are not evidence based but 'consensus' based which basically means folk who don't actually do the job sat around a table deciding what the folk that do should do...ahhghghhhhhh. I should be judged by the standards of my peers ie OTHER GPs who do the job NOT a bunch of various folk who are usually secondary care or industry folk sat around a table so until we get 'guidelines' produced by jobbing GPs whatever standard guidelines the ombudsman wants will be irrelevant oooh and by the way us coal face GPs usually haven't got the time to sit around tables coming up with guidelines as we are actually at the effing coal face trying to keep the NHS Titanic from sinking...there I've said it

  • GPs 'should use simple blood tests' to improve early diagnosis of multiple myeloma

    Jones the Tie's comment 21 Aug 2018 12:40pm

    ooh great non specific inflammatory markers mean myeloma only...FFS how about the Ivory Tower Bullshitters get out into the real world and try and manage clinical risk in short appointments about 3 problems ... utter shite...

  • Less than a quarter of GP trainees to stay in full-time clinical work, survey finds

    Jones the Tie's comment 21 Aug 2018 12:34pm

    that should say Scottish!! effing fat fingers

  • Less than a quarter of GP trainees to stay in full-time clinical work, survey finds

    Jones the Tie's comment 21 Aug 2018 12:34pm

    Scoottish GP- You star.. spot on and have made me giggle

  • Consultants to advise GPs on patients who fail mental health referral criteria

    Jones the Tie's comment 21 Aug 2018 12:24pm

    serious point _ unusual for me ..locally the CMHT have allocated each practice a 'primary Care Mental healthcare Worker' who does 2 sessions a week in the practice and can often see and advise us directly about what the best service might be for that patient and actually treat them as well. They have great links and access to all the CMHT and third party resources and have become a very valued member of our team. This has enhanced our understanding of mental health issues and reduced referrals to consultant colleagues. the role is provided by CPN/Clin psychology trained staff and is utterly excellent. Nobody gets irritated by 'refusals' as we do that odd thing of 'talking' to each other. I realise we are very fortunate but surely this approach is much better for the punters that consultants reading letters at a distance and making 'suggestions' . How about that as a suggestion Francesca? We are ALL working with reduced capacity and increased demand I'm afraid and we are ALL underfunded both fiscally and in terms of clinical resource . Surely CMHTs across the country need to start looking at their excellent staff and using them more pro-actively. lots of 'referrals' don't need to go anywhere the consultant psychiatrist as there are other staff with extensive mental health abilities who can quite adequately perform this role freeing up the consultants to see the patients who do have significant issues which can not be helped by other means. ?? any use Francesca

  • Government should ‘streamline’ licensing for GP prescribing of e-cigarettes, say MPs

    Jones the Tie's comment 21 Aug 2018 11:50am

    there is NO WAY this needs to come any where near primary care. If HMG want to support this then by all means do so by subsidizing sales or whatever but NOT out of NHS budget and they do NOT need to involve GPs..or Pharmacists for that matter... I'm NOT going to spend ANY of the time I already have not quite enough of re-doing a prescription because some punter wanted bubble-gum flavour and not hideous Nicotine flavour or orange and mint or whatever etc etc. don't get me started on the anti-social bastards subjecting me to their clouds of bubble-gum stinking whiff whilst I am having a coffee or when I think their car is on fire because some Thomas-the-Tank engine Muppet is puffing away on a sesame and mango flavoured device whilst driving.... there I've said it

  • IBS: diagnosis and management

    Jones the Tie's comment 04 Jul 2018 4:23pm

    review yearly to assess? This author has little idea of the pressures on modern day General Practice in my opinion. Otherwise a reasonable article

  • How to spot zebras - Kawasaki disease

    Jones the Tie's comment 22 Jun 2018 5:44pm

    very good article. I didn't know it was more common in rural areas. That's pretty important to me as I practice in the sticks where no sod lives as Del-boy would say :o)

  • How to spot zebras - acute porphyria

    Jones the Tie's comment 22 Jun 2018 5:32pm

    just the job, key facts presented in a relevant manner and not overlong

  • Government asks Lord Darzi to help bring patients new treatments

    Jones the Tie's comment 20 Jun 2018 4:52pm

    bang on Pradeep!! It's like they ( HMG) think they can walk in to a Ferrari showroom chose a top of the range model with all the latest gizmos and gadgets and when it comes to paying say ' well I've only got £5K so you'll have to accept that but I still want the Ferrari' Then are flabbergasted when the garage tells them that's impossible... Muppets

  • GPs should refer PTSD patients within month of trauma, NICE proposes

    Jones the Tie's comment 13 Jun 2018 4:43pm

    what planet are these folk on?? 'refer within a month' and CMHT will phone them with some telephone help in 6 months time at best??? LOL who makes this stuff up, they clearly don't ask anyone on the NHS frontline!

  • NHS Property Services sends 'threatening' letters to GPs over unpaid fees

    Jones the Tie's comment 13 Jun 2018 4:39pm

    but wo betide GPs if we bill local secondary care trusts (whose staff use our premises) for extremely reasonable service charges...

  • NHS England invests £10m in bid to keep new GPs from leaving profession

    Jones the Tie's comment 29 May 2018 3:53pm

    papering over the cracks with very, very, very thin paper.. No real attempt to address or understand why nobody wants to do this job anymore