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  • Leading GP says schools should not reopen until Covid numbers 'much lower'

    Derbydoc's comment 15 May 2020 10:12pm

    Well done BMA.
    Its interesting how few articles refer to the safety of teachers. The Gov’t want them back purely for their “babysitting” role. Let one minister or head of an academy stand up and say “i am happy to go to jail for years if a teacher dies” and i may be more prepared to see them back in the classroom.

  • Practices can consider remote working or 'buddying' to get BAME GPs off frontline

    Derbydoc's comment 07 May 2020 7:26pm

    With the sheer numbers of BAME Gp’s not seeing patients, who is going to see all the patients? Just imagine if this idea was implemented in hospitals - may as well shut the doors and turn the lights off. Sorry, but I’m busy enough with my own patients - I’’m not seeing someone else's as well. If they don’t want to do the work they can hire locums and pay them from their own profits. If i was a locum I’d be charging double rate as well for danger money.

  • Banned by bureaucracy from practising in the UK

    Derbydoc's comment 14 Dec 2019 2:07pm

    Would geting registration in Ireland not be an alternative means of recognition.
    It sounded, in the article, that registration in Ireland was more straightforward.
    Once you are registered in Ireland you would then be able to reciprocity with GMC.

  • RCGP withdraws invitation for Julia Hartley-Brewer to speak at conference

    Derbydoc's comment 31 May 2019 11:03pm

    To "lifeboat" and "Yorkshire GP". I followed your lead. Membership cancellation email sent.

  • GP partners in premises lease dispute told they can’t close branch practice

    Derbydoc's comment 27 Oct 2018 9:38am

    Obiwan, definitely agree. The welsh boards are finding that gms practices are cheaper to run than when they run them so it's in their interest to be a little less dictatorial. Maybe they should provide the surgery with an cheap loan so they can purchase their own property. This is the problem again for gms partner surgeries - monopoly contract; we take all the business risk but have little autonomy.

  • Brexit prompts RCGP to take legal advice regarding political impartiality

    Derbydoc's comment 06 Oct 2018 8:47pm

    I couldn't agree with AlanAlmond more. RCGP has absolutely no place to be even promoting a second referendum. Democracy has spoken. Maybe we should have another vote on Dr Stokes-lampards job. She wae awful as treasurer and is equally as awful now. I didn't vote for her so by her definition of democracy the members should get another vote.
    If they do take a stance then i look forward to saving £400 quid a year when i tell them where to stick their dictatorship agenda.

  • Pharmacists want to be able to swap GP-prescribed drugs for generics

    Derbydoc's comment 01 Oct 2018 8:47am

    I couldnt agree more with Khalid (30 Sept 5.55).
    Excellent points. Independent pharmacies struggle as it is so the last thing we need is more power for the corporations.
    I prescribe generically when i can but I do not want someone else having the automatic right to change my prescription.
    I suspect our actual face-to-face pharmacists would not relish all the extra burden when we have to send patients back to discuss their generic drugs; they are busy enough as it is.
    It's clearly all about money. I maintain that if I want my patient to have cerelle then cerelle should be what is dispensed. As we know prescribing isn't just about a drug it's about the consultation preceding it. So if i prescribe non-generic then there is ususlly a reason for it. I like the idea of the "no generic" tick box.

  • Perhaps the GMC should perform a self-examination?

    Derbydoc's comment 15 Mar 2018 4:56pm

    Has anyone ever noticed that the GMC's rhetoric has a very similar flavour to Vladimir Putin's. Their statements are always laced with threatening and sinister inferences.

  • #GPnews: Men financially incentivised to study to become nurses

    Derbydoc's comment 21 Aug 2017 7:38am

    Typo noted. Sorry.
    Nude = nurse
    (Predictive text and small iPhone screen to blame)

  • #GPnews: Men financially incentivised to study to become nurses

    Derbydoc's comment 19 Aug 2017 7:58pm

    I would say to any male thinking of training to be a nurse "don't do
    It". The blatant bullying against men in nursing is well documented. PhD's have been done on it.
    I remember one of my "mentors" proudly exclaiming that she hadn't opened a text book since she qualified. I remember another nurse virtually accusing an male who wants to be a children's nude of having paeeophilic tendencies - I kid you not. My worst day ever as a Dr was still not as bad as the average day as a nurse.