Nah, we should embrace this change. Surely it's but a small step from no payment for no activity to payment X for seeing them once, 2X for twice, 3X for thrice etc etc.
Payment by activity! Bring it on!
I would agree with @4:12
The way clinical systems are set up encourages more scrutiny of repeat than acute prescribing. Unless of course they are really wanting monthly face to face checks, in which case i can forget seeing any new or acutely ill patients ever again
Does anyone actually sign these damn forms?
So a Public Health campaign that tells patients NOT to consult their doctor?
Turning blue with the bated breath....
I'll vote this a success when someone can elaborate a coherent approach to PSA testing
How on earth can Richard Vautrey give this idiocy any sort of credibility by appearing to sanction the concept at all.
If I wanted to do energy checks, I'd retrain.
Now there's an idea.....
And where is the BMA response?
Do those blaming the current government really believe this to be a party specific issue? Is a Labour government really going to wave a magic wand and sort it all?
The NHS crisis is partly due to the funding crisis necessitated by macroeconomics but largely due to the failure of successive governments and the profession to articulate reality. We cannot go on pretending that everyone can have what they want, when they want it, at the expense of those that really need.
Your maths is correct but the numbers input are suspect.
Precisely which 3m appointments attract this premium( ie half way reasonable) rate? What happens with funding for all the other millions of totally unnecessary "urgent" appointments? Whoops, we're back to £3 per appointment again!
Seems like the gaming of the system is coming from NICE rather than us. Who'd have thought it......?
I still get hospital mail addressed to a partner who's been in Australia for ten years. Hard to have faith in the data......
What purpose does this brain-lite article serve? The NHS does need a great deal of careful thought regarding necessary change, but this isn't it. perhaps Conservative Health could set out a more coherent and comprehensive vision?
And let's not forget that while £6000 sounds like a reasonable sum of money, it equates to £120 a week for weekends, nights, and unending stress. And do we think the government this time is likely to pay even that paltry £120 for re-enslaving us?
It's the altruism thing again. Nobody in law or football gets criticised for seeking to earn decent pay, but we are being consistently taken to task for even mentioning that side of the equation. No wonder so many of us are fed up and actively looking to depart.
Or they will take away 25% of our income and kindly allow us to earn it back by working 12/7.
Is there any other job or contract where such things are the norm?
Do let us know what drugs you're taking, and the location of your planet so we mere humans can visit and wonder.
So there we have it. The "morally repugnant " card has been played, so we can kiss goodbye to any rational discussion as to how to fund healthcare in this country. I guess our colleagues around the world clearly have no sense of morals.