I'll take a salaried role at the local Darzi centre.
we are indeed on a track.
no u-turn possible.
one way to somewhere.
remind me, why did i get on this train?
Merge GMC and CQC.
Steve Field can sit at the top of that pile.
Vautrey has been a spectator.
We need BMA leadership to influence the contract not simply accept the DHSC position.
Because - if the BMA "negotiated" this contract, what would a non-negotiated contract have looked like? Would or could it have been worse than this?
The lack of change is more indicative of a failure at the top of the BMA / GPC than anything to blame the government for.
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i'll just change all my patient's repeat meds to 7 days and see how that pans out.
Is there a function in the GMC constitution that would allow a petition for his resignation?
never been safer, never been better.
trebles all round
Professor Terence Stephenson awarded a Knighthood
30 Dec 2017
Our Chair, Professor Terence Stephenson, has been recognised in the New Year Honours list for his services to healthcare and children's health.
Terence is Nuffield Professor of Child Health at the Institute of Child Health at University College London, and Honorary Consultant Paediatrician at UCL Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust & Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. Before becoming Chair of the GMC he was Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges and President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health.
Charlie Massey, our Chief Executive, has congratulated him on his achievement:
‘On behalf of the GMC I want to congratulate Terence Stephenson on being awarded a Knighthood in the New Year’s Honours list. Throughout his career Terence has proven himself time and time again to be a strong and influential advocate for healthcare, doctors in training and in particular for children’s health services. As Chair of the General Medical Council Terence is leading reforms to improve patient safety as well as working to protect the training environment for current and future doctors. Terence continues to work as a consultant paediatrician at University College Hospital while leading on UK wide reforms to medical education and training such as the introduction of a Medical Licensing Assessment.
‘Before taking up the post of Chair of the GMC Terence delivered significant reforms as President of the Royal Collage of Paediatrics and Child Health and as Chair of the Academy of Medical Royal Colleges. He initiated the ‘name on the bed’ programme to ensure that every patient knows who their consultant is and he has advocated on behalf of children to protect them from cigarette smoke in cars as well as leading on reports into obesity. The GMC is delighted that his contribution to healthcare and children’s health services has been recognised in this way.’
to paraphrase Chair of GPC Scotland, Dr Alan McDevitt
Q. Will Scottish GPs still be self employed independent contractors?
A. They’ll still feel like they’re self employed independent contractors!
And that's why, thanks to Mickey, we have cake every morning.
I feel like I'm already getting horizontally integrated day in, day out
I worry most about the effect on the parachuting industry.
If anyone thinks GPs have it bad, just spare a thought for the people who help people jump out of planes.
Soon there will be literally no GPs left to sign the parachuting forms.
Aerodromes will close. Then think of all the ancillary jobs in aircraft maintenance, the parachute manufacturers, the silk industry.
the ballpoint pens for signing industry.
the ballpoint pen lid manufacturers.
their children and dependents.
This SHOULD and MUST keep HEE people up at night.
I demand HEE increase the number of youtube recruitment videos TENFOLD until this crisis is averted.
I did not see this coming.
Nobody saw this coming.
My sympathies to HEE who must have been caught off guard by this.
most of the time I feel like a General Proctologist
Add "Golden Cascade" to the list of Golden Handcuffs and Golden Handshakes
already stopped doing it. spirometry is not funded locally by the CCG.
caused a significant increase in referrals to secondary care for confirmation of COPD diagnosis.
cost of increased referrals to the local health economy is a secondary concern behind CQC compliance.
I'd guess that a GP located in A&E is more likely to admit a patient than a GP located 20 miles away. It's the temptation of just-in-case combined with the removal of any geographical disincentive.
NHS England and the CCGs will discover - more GPs, and more GPs in A&Es, far from reducing activity - will simply increase admissions.
Maybe I'm just too cynical
If social services have access to SystmOne, and then access the entire GP medical record of adult patients who are parents of children under social services investigation, because the adult patient at some point in the past consented to sharing for "NHS / healthcare" purposes, where does that leave me as the data controller?
TPP might be worried about the clinical risk of continuity of care whilst creating their own, potentially unlawful, sharing solution.
But I'm worried about the present situation in which non-healthcare organisations are having increasing access to SystmOne without my knowledge.