The cavalry isn't coming
My heart goes out to you.
Totally deprofessionalising and undermining of trust in GPs. Will lead to increased costs and increase complaints and increased unhappiness in patients and staff. Why do doctors put up with this? Secondary care haven’t asked for it. They will know which GPs send good and less good referrals and will act accordingly anyway.
Or just pay for some professionals.
Either way, it should be made completely clear to callers that call handlers have no medical training whatsoever.
Just been to the upper middle class Waitrose shoppers ‘wilderness festival’ this weekend. Didn’t see anyone obese. All meals £8-10 and didn’t fill up the blokes in our group. Tasty and vegetarian ( mostly) though.
I had a complaint sent to the gmc by a patients mother that was in a ring binder with print outs of NHS guidance and references galore. It possibly out did this.
Yes I am a psychiatrist.
The patient is mentally not well or has a personality disorder.
Too many vested interests to change back
A whole new group to appraise
Honest from Yorkshire.
What do you sell and is that true that you earn more?
Shocking if true.
My father tried to see his GP last week with an infected toe. He didn’t bother phoning but went in at 8. Told to go home and wait for a phone consultation between 3 and 4. He is partially deaf so would have had to sit next to phone.
I told him to go to walk in centre instead. Like GP practices of old he waited, was seen and sorted.
GP is not fit for purpose.
Tony. Yes that exactly what they were doing in my Trust before I left. Every year, review of job plan and added objectives to it with nothing taken away.
When I questioned it I was made to feel as if I was a bit dumb.
Sunny optimism sometimes borders on delusional.
Turn out the lights is correct
It’s happened because NHS closed all the beds. Now there is no option when bed needed but to pay private companies for a bed. It’s an absolute scandal. On all other equal measures, an NHS bed will always be cheaper as no shareholders to pay. Often higher quality care too although I’m not sure this is still the case as the exodus of doctors from the NHS continues.
Unbelievable that doctors are lying down and taking this
Deluded. Where is the depot injection?
Many years ago I considered what I was doing and whether I wanted to continue to do it. What kept me in medicine, the tipping point, was the good pension. Now going. Almost gone.
No one in their right mind would go into the profession today. We are abused. Glad I moved sideways.
Doctors have always reflected. It now needs to be written down to prove it exists.
Proper reflection in writing can be useful and interesting but it’s time consuming.
My reflection is typically done in the car on the way home and in discussion with my husband and colleagues. We are an oral profession.
When will Massey resign? He is a disgrace to his profession. Ahhhh. There lies the problem. He is not part of a profession with ethics and morals.
Is this anything to do with impending privatisation? Need to get rid of the old pension scheme?
When will the BMA primarily act as a doctors union in the interests of doctors?
Stagmatisation begins within the medical profession of psychiatrists being failed medics or wierd and even between psychiatry and psychology ( drug pushers vs caring and nurturing).
The RCPsych have not helped at all by becoming very biologically focussed in the 1980’s/90’s leaving the psychological to the psychologists.
Stigmatisation will only be eliminated when the mind and body are seen as one and equivalent and GPs as first line diagnoses and treatment are properly trained.
As a psychiatrist, I often see patients who have unhelpful views whiich have been perpetuated by the GP.