Sort the weather out then it'll get better
I was offered 3 places through clearing in 1997.
This was due to offering too many the year before and hence being over their quota so they preferred to wait to see what grades students attained and then make offers.
come work in Canada we have better snow :)
whats 3 times 0? lol
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God what kind of quality of care do you get in an average of 8.9 minutes
yes exciting times and some degree of uniting of gps hosp docs and nurses against a common enemy although some comments on FB suggest still a bit us and them unfortunately.
GP locum in UK and GP in Canada. Lasted 6 months as a partner before being burnt out following 10 sessions per week as a locum for 5 years prior to this. 2 years to recover (fewer locum sessions and work in Canada involves no stress and about 35 hours per week allows better work life balance. Mountrains help)
Those who are stuck in stressful partnerships or salaried jobs need support. Stop encouraging patients to complain about insignificant stuff would help also.
Most Uk born GPs wont go bt a lot of IMGs will as have no ties but prob wont be enough to make a big difference on the numbers suggested above. Having said that form working in Canada myself a lot of UK docs seemed to be arriving. I guess we will **** the developing world for their doctors as always and make up the short fall that way.
suredy dyspepsia and weight loss was on the old guideline wasnt it. If not no wonder cancer dx was delayed
Media stuff sounds fun other than the often unpaid part
A particularaly descriptive metaphor
Well done! More of this is needed.
that's double what I get to do a visit as a locum. I thought you partners thought we locums were paid so well.
oh yeah cos coughs and colds are the majority of our work. Don't the government realise that we do everything esp as they wont let us refer anyone on to secondary care anymore
Ha ha. At least most of the comments in the DM support us earning more than the PM. if only it were true. he pays no tax I hear. bet he doesn't pay 25% in to pension or 8000 indemnity fees either
surely we will charge these patients in GP also, its private work after all. I currently work in Canada and an office visit is $40 for a Candian who doesn't have their health card or hasn't registered for health care, isfrom another province etc. We charge $150 to anyone from overseas. Why not the same in the UK. Of course you can do it for free if the case of someone who is vulnerable and cannot pay if you like.
at least in the comments on facebook to that article(mentioned in the comment above) every member of the public said you cant blame the GP. Its the first time they seem to have been able to see through the anti GP propaganda.
Being a GP should be mainly about seeing the patients. Why did this model of working for the NHS but being self employed and having to run a business come about. If it came with any freedom about how to run that business it might be worthwhile. Being a partner just means endless meetings about how to run DEs LESs audit each other avoid referrals avoid prescribing and endless other red tape. Young doctors will want to become partners when their time isn't wasted with pointless tedious administration which doesn't help patient care but without which income suffers. Fee for service may be better but how do you charge for the admin time or will that not be included as paid work
Another layer of time consuming red tape in an already overwhelmingly beurocratic society. As mentioned this is a time where luxuries such as CQC cannot be afforded due to higher priorities for the funding and the time it takes practices to prepare could be spent seeing patients. I dont personally mind someone sitting in but it just seems a little sinister and not the role of CQC. Big brother perhaps