Locum in the glorious Toon. Whey aye man.
Feels more like once an hour for me at the moment...
I always thought that the membership fee was simply a tax on common sense.
I cancelled my membership as soon as I finished training given my indemnity costs at the time were £10k. Better off in my pocket than the bank account of an already rich organisation.
I was a 10'er
I'm more of an 8'er now. And I still think that feels like too much most of the time. And I'm just a locum - I cant even imagine what it is like for my salaried or partner colleagues.
'29% of their patient contacts were... ‘very complex'
I think that seems to be even higher where I work. All the Nurse Pracs get the cases where I would usually catch up or breeze through with relative ease.
Means I'm then left with 16 often extremely complex patients per session, and the issues that raises. Often complicated even further by the fact that people will come with lists (and the unrealistic expectation that that their issues will be sorted out immediately without any issue).
I often feel now more like I'm expected to have the knowledge of an acute medicine/gynae/paeds/psych/Ortho/renal/neuro consultant, yet with a fraction of the time/investigations or treatments available to said consultants.
No wonder we are feeling overwhelmed...
Ah excellent. More work. It'll be daily feedback next. Then hourly...
As previous comments have suggested I am not sure how having glowing 100% positive feedback is ever a good thing - the GP who pleases everyone isn't doing their job correctly IMHO.