Erm. Utter nonsense. We can ask patients to wear a face covering and we will. There is no obvious risk of harm to patients in adopting this policy.
There are (at least) three words that describe the CQC *waste*of*space*.
Answerable to no-one, of benefit to no-one.
Can anyone find a frontline clinician that feels they are helpful in anyway? Why do they therefore continue to exist?
I generally like my job, but CQC is an entirely negative, morale-sapping, miserable beast of an organisation and is the single most worst thing about general practice.
I sense that NK is as frustrated as the rest of us
Shambolic. The one time when clear communication is absolutely critical. You couldn’t make it up
Go away and stay away
Capita... I mean .... seriously?!
Look up the WHO criteria for PPE for Coronavirus. It is clear that for consulting rooms, there should be medical mask, gloves, gown and eye protection. So we are getting two out of four. Not so happy about this. We need to push for the gown and eye protection ASAP
We have direct experience of this. It felt like a ridiculous test where they were only focused on the 1% we were not doing and couldn't really care less about the 99% we were doing right. What test doesn't reward a 99% correct. The inspection felt unfair and completely focused on a tick box mentality. The inspectors spent almost no time actually exploring what was going on in the practice and spent over 90% of the day sitting in two rooms assessing the practice virtually only. A complete and utter joke.
a partial pension will not help this issue if your annual allowance has been reduced. The other insanity is that the annual allowance is not what you put in, but how much your fund increases. If inflation has been high, it increases more. therefore GPs a penalised with higher tax bills when inflation runs high, which they have no control over! The ONLY answer is to increase the annual allowance back up to a high level and accept people should be incentivised to SAVE for retirement!!
Great. Shouldn't take long as the answer is easy. Get rid of appraisal and re-validation entirely for the majority of doctors as generally a completely pointless exercise. Make it optional for those that want it and call it 'mentorship' and make it mandatory for a period of time for those whom concerns exist.
He said: ‘It’s immense, it’s definitely taken us by surprise in terms of the concern and anger among doctors regarding this particular case.
Well, no-one else in the medical profession was surprised by the response #outoftouch
I spent several hours reviewing the evidence, including the Cochrane review and NICE guidelines on antivirals for influenza. My conclusion was that the evidence was limited/lacking. Therefore I felt I could refuse on these grounds of risks outweighing benefits rather than get into any dispute about payments or workload.
What a surprise! I wonder how many GPs and patients were involved in the design of this program? There are simpler, cheaper and easier ways to achieve better results.
This is a brilliant example of joined up thinking. Conservative policy making at its very best.
NHSE surely don't own GPs and their spare time. They cant possibly expect to have control over what GPs do in their 'own time'? Oh - yes I forgot, they are trying to get GPs to work 12hours per day, 7days per week, and private work gets in the way of this!
could be quite a lot of extra work for recycled funds When patients phone up for an urgent appointment, we will send them to AE with an explanation that we are too busy doing the unplanned admissions DES
If clearly, additional funds (which it is not), for a 5 year time frame, we could employ extra staff.