Ed the 'Ed
Good luck to him, History at Oxford and then straight into career politics. Perfectly placed to be a HEALTH minister.
Don't worry Brexit will bring back the glorious days of the Empire to all it's voters. We will all need foreign GPs shipped in to personally serve the mighty English again.
"refusing extra shifts" - how was this established?
nothing to do with being dead on our feet already and no time left in the week to do anymore self flagellation.
CAMHS? that's where you find unicorns isn't it? Again, please tell us where to send these poor kids where they will actually get support and timely help and we will happily oblige. Fact is there are next to no services out there.
GPs responsible for mortality and real fact people suffer sadly from numerous forms of chronic pain. Considering 6 months plus to pain clinic or 12 months to get OPA and almost no available talking therapies etc
"I am in agonising chronic pain - want to talk about it? - I'd rather have some respite to function please"
WHAT EXACTLY DO WE DO IN THE REAL WORLD? Can someone please answer from NHSE who actually works day to day seeing real patients in pain.
about time lazy GPs consulted via FaceTime and Skype. The fact EMIS doesn't work most days at work due to inadequate internet services is irrelevant let alone adding video consultations to the mix and remember the mantra about how much consultation time it will save. 10 minutes on Skype is not 10 minutes in real time, NHSE tell us this, which is why it saves so much time to see patents….
Sorry forgot we all have to be really positive about the job now!
if it wasn't such a truly sh*t job and made so by all the rubbish we have to deal with (and that includes the RCGP) you wouldn't have to talk it up. The fact it is so awful that we need to be asked to persuade the young Docs to do the job says it all.
Make it more interesting by practising down under or in another speciality.
Having been faced with a complaint from a family for not "saving" the life of a 97 year old heavily demented and bed bound patient who had a dense stroke and I palliated in her care home with explanation to a family member throughout…. I look forward to being investigated by NHS!!!!
Dear CQC, you may not have noticed but actually we all are drowning under the workload of trying to provide infinite care to a demanding and often ungrateful population. Sorry if we are putting patients before colour coded ring binders. Complete waste of time and for what? a gold star on your colouring book?
Young ones, remember there is much truth behind all the cynicism you read on these pages. Emigrate and have a nice happy life or do anything but GP.
Unless of course the hospital upgrades mean secondary care actually start doing their own work which should reduce our waiting lists massively.
BASC life membership is £1600.00 or £80 per year for an adult. Surely BASC that should be for free?!
Not sure why you think your staff should be paid for doing their jobs when you don't think we should..
"And if this work comes at any extra financial cost to you, then you must be able to recoup it through appropriate fees."
Fully agree Terry. Maybe someone in BMA / Govt could be made aware that all the non-face-to-face work GPs do actually involves time we do not have and as the landfill of all societal woes maybe at some point our time could start to be valued…?
Surely a face-to-face, or telephone call, or SKYPE, or smoke signal messaging IS a CONSULTATION.
5 Skype consultations are 5 consultations period or am I missing something?
I spoke to over 100 people on duty today, saw no one due to triaging system we have in place; so that means I didn't actually do anything?
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…)