sad that a senior, experienced and clearly dedicated GP like you has resigned from the PCN over this - it can only be their loss
our time and energy would be better spend on patient care ?
do make some noise on Twitter
Couldn't agree more with my esteemed colleagues.
This needs to be scrapped not delayed.
The funds should be rolled into existing GMS so no more extra hoops to jump through.
Can I please encourage you all to get on Twitter and lodge your views publicly
Practices work well because the GP's invest their efforts + time for the benefit of our patients
how much time will need to be spent to coordinate care with neighbouring GP practices?
GPs are already stretched to breaking point without having to coordinate care with neighbouring GP's. This needs proper funding & managerial support to even get itself off the ground.
whilst 'working at scale' sounds like a good idea you lose the essence of General Practice and create more 'large scale' problems instead
Where is the evidence base for this being a good use of money???
we simply need more clinical staff on the ground, increased funding for general practice to allow better maintenance and improvement of our premises / equipment and better remuneration to allow for recruitment and retention.
Oh yes - and some seniority pay / recognition
The devil as always will be in the detail
There is an opportunity here to really make a difference. I am crossing all available digits in the vague hope this will actually happen....
But not holding my breath
Agree with my esteemed colleagues above. The truth is that GP as we know it is hanging on by a thread.
If we are the 'bedrock' where is the recognition and financial reward. There are virtually no new partners to be found - and once the Partnership model folds the entire GP system will collapse as we are the ones not working to rule on a salaried contract.
They will not appreciate what we have and are doing until we are gone - and by then it will be too late to squeeze he toothpaste back into the tube
Thank you Pulse for researching and printing this excellent article.
This resonates with me - as do the comments of my colleagues - as I am also trying fruitlessly to get my total rewards statement and being bounced in between the NHSPA (pensions) and PCSE (cRapita).
This is a total & utter disgrace and no other profession would put up with this.
The BMA must act strongly and quickly to avert further demoralisation and haemorrhage of precious but increasingly urinated offed GPs.
thanks - clear concise summary with some useful links too, regards, Simon