Brave article but u have confused the decency of those u have met with a malignant system (whether so by design, incompetence or entropy history will tell eventually)
The chronic inflammation you identify is the direct result of repeated failure to address many acute flares over many years. The damage is not beimg caused by chromic maladaptive GP criticism but by the cumulative fx of the failures themselves. It is hard to avoid the conclusion that this disruption is intended at some level but more scary is that it is pretty clear that like brexit no one has a proven replacement that is sure to work and so the damage to equitable healthcare in this country could be profound & irrecoverable. And that those social darwinists who profit from it won't be that bothered by what happens at the bottom of the pile
We'll pay your youngest to sit in our waiting room!
Well done Alastair
if only we could infect the press with common sense
Love it love it!
Agree with Dr Moss this is essential
I think this inability to determine a safe workload ourselves is a sig contributor to pc under funding as it has enabled gov to maintain the fiction that there are enough of us by preventing a significant number of 'I can't get a GP stories'. Its bonkers: I have absolute discretion about saying whether a pt with chest pain is safe to go home but no discretion at all about whether I'm seeing too many pts with chest pain to be safe.
This kind of resilience is analogus to a particularly graceless and pastorally disastrous theology which says if your prayers didn't cure your cancer you clearly lacked faith. So you are condemned to your illness and spiritual failure and potential isolation all at once.
Not resilient eh, so you fail as a Dr, suffer your deserved distress and as its your fault we won't support you!
Potentially a very nasty justification of nastiness
Very sad Anonymous GP partner/trainer to see u go; you are the last group we should be losing - how to generate more GPs w/o trainers? Can't say i blame you tho.
Recruitment figures shud be interesting this yr!
Wholly disingenuous of NHSE. They surely understand that with a shortage of GPs of any type and folk avoiding partnership that any money put into GMS will thro the job market find its way into salaries. Don't they have confidence in the market they espouse? There is another agenda here as those above have pointed out.
Only serious omission was number of times he pu'd. Worried re fluid balance. Oh and would help to know he's not in AF on a daily basis. Cracking