So glad I left the UK
For once CG has said something remotely sensible. I've long said that patient responsibility and accountability is in fact zero when all said and done, and so many of my colleagues fool themselves into thinking they are 'safe' because the patient agreed or pushed for it.
When the shit hits the fan, the doctor will be in the dock not the patient. Always has been, always will be.
Just look at GMC behaviour. Crusading to vilify and destroy doctors at every opportunity, even trying to overrule themselves when they don't like the decisions of the lesser beings within the organisation
NICE should consider paying for GPs to remove earwax, GPs recommend. Otherwise GPs may tttfo.
The only reason I suggest GP training to med students /FYs is so they can leave the country faster.
So what medical problem did he have? We shouldn't have to cover and fill the gaps of society or the job centre. He should get the help he needs from the right sources, and not come to the GP because as you said, there's really nothing helpful you can do for him.
All calls divert to 999 then as we are too incompetent to manage the visits.
And there you have the truth of it, laid out in black and white. Patients lie and manipulate to get seen when they don’t need to be seen.
The sooner the politicians and cardigans acknowledge this the better chance the nhs has of surviving.
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Salaried 4:37 hit nail on the head. I'm 3 years post graduate and I'm leaving forever to australia. The government doh BMA rcgp just don't care why.
Blame those who start them. Gabapebtin can work well but pregabalin I've never seen work and just causes huge problems and is worse than diazepam imo as a gateway drug. Pain clinic and psych love starting these nasty meds and then dump them back on GPs to pick up the pieces
Sometimes seeing a fresh face is beneficial though. The number of serious diagnoses including cancer that I've picked up from never seeing the patient before is shocking, when you look back the symptoms were all there but never acted on.
This is around £45 an hour before pension subs and tax. Absolutely pathetic for a fully qualified GP nevermind a partner with all the business risk.
Once again BMA and the cardigans forget they are a UNION not a government or nhs stooge machine.
Has tower hamlets ever done anything useful?
Wet blanket as usual.
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Paul cundy, more likely once you are near your consultation 'limit' they'll just make up some BS to remove you and keep the profit. Given that NHSE are allowing such blatant discrimination I doubt they will care.
Single handedly the most disgusting thing I've ever witnessed that involves the NHS, and that's saying a lot.
Where are BMA and RCGP on this? Oh yeah probably busy buying shares in Babylon
wow so basically they see nobody that actually needs a GP.
how this is allowed on a GMS contract is mind blowing and shows the incompetence of NHSE and the GPC/BMA for allowing this omnishambles and blatant discrimination in health care.
the BMA are right in that GPs are contracted to prescribe if they feel it is necessary. however, many items are 'helpful' but not 'required' and these can be advised as OTC only in my opinion.
as usual though, the BMA conflates it's role and confuses itself. the BMA is NOT a patient safety organisation, it is the Doctor's UNION and should act like it and stop worrying about patient safety and patient feelings. let NHSE, NICE and the various patient groups do that