Ed the 'Ed
an extra 5000,
now simply to replace the 5000 who have luckily escaped since 2015 announcement let alone the 5000 spoken about in the 2015 figure.
remember, there's never been a better time….
Reason I stopped training almost before I started, only so many of those meetings you are forced to attend with those impressive FRCGPs leading mind-numbing, irrelevant courses and demonstrating why we generally get such bad press. Never got a clear answer what one got for the quite absurd amount of money asked for.
Unlike MRCP or FRCS it is definitely NOT a badge of honour sadly thanks to those in power in the College.
God forbid GPs actually did what we are contracted to do and let the DoH either pay us for all we actually do. Why is it that there is such a large number of GPs who seem to think that the extra few hours worked per day on top of the day job is "just what we do" and therefore should be accepted without so much as a whimper. Imagine if those awful new GPs actually entered the profession with a spine and said NO…...
Physios best placed to deal with their own area of expertise. FFS, cutting edge outcome that.
How about suggesting opticians better placed to deal with eyes than GPs too. I'll look into that one if you give me the cash to do a 2 year study.
Many of our educators are telling us that the calibre of applicants is also high which is great news.
However in a practice with several trainers / educators working, they are the last people I would want to treat my family. Not sure they are best placed to judge calibre of applicants.
How many will still be high calibre in 5 years time once they've finished the college colouring book and done the skydive medicals?
accepting more could simply suggest criteria being used are increasingly weak, anything to show the DOH / RCGP policy is working.
Cynical I know but would be interesting to know WHY those young Docs want to do GP, other than they've had no exposure and so have no idea what is in store. (then again Oz / NZ is very appealing if pre-kids or still not completely broken…)
If it frees up 205,157 hours does that mean we only have another couple of million hours to lose before the workload is only just out of control and mildly dangerous..
I doubt any real working GP notices any REAL improvement in their working day and suffocating workload.
800 applied, 8000 desperate to get out....
If only. We are not humans, just useless, workshy GPs.
Less money yes. Reduced workload? Really? Still drowning under it and keen to know when we will notice any change!!
Is there any evidence appraisal helps us at all? Value for money? Who decides on suitability of appraisers?
The same people who avoid patients to “train” and put off young Docs becoming GPs.
Ask the College, maybe monthly appraisals to show how keen we are to support DOH and maybe we could pay for them as well...
It’s not too late to sit different exams and escape this cess pit.
So just over 3 “normal” days in GP land is actually f/t?!!
Why are govt not reporting how many of us are working 1.5x to 2x f/t per week and still it’s not enough.... accurate data would make a mockery of the Mail witch hunt on real drawings per hour worked.
With strong negotiations we can expect maybe 2p per 6 contacts?!
Kate. You should join the RCGP because they can remimd you why being dumped on 24/7 is so rewarding....
So no opioids, no NSAIDs, no paracetamol... interesting conversations we are going to be left to have...
Fortunately the fact there are virtually no alternative services available and any there are have a 12 month waiting list should make things even easier.
Can we refuse to see all people with any pain issues at all and free up millions of pointless appointments and their MPs can sort them out in their monthly surgeries.
We have ECPs helping with visits and Pharmacists helping with some of the soul-destroying piles of admin dumped from secondary care but this is simply work we are already doing, it is not new work and more appointments.
Also, I thought NHSE don't keep data on primary care so how do they come up with this unicorn-like figure?
How many GPs trained in Oz have chosen to work in UK in last 5 years? How much is this campaign costing?
DO NHSE offer any reasons WHY they should genuinely consider wanting to work here?
Can't see the positives in what will end up taking money from somewhere else, more work and then give less of it back.
I'm sure the 20000 physics and pharmacists currently sitting on an island waiting for the chance to work will be overjoyed - they've been bored stupid these last few years since qualifying but not being able to find any work…
With regards to the 111 option - we don't have that many free appointments for US to use every day let alone giving them to some untrained computer operator. Our only hope is they'll still be too busy sending out ambulances to everyone who calls them.