I tend to scroll straight to the comments for light entertainment purposes but I was aghast to read the comment at 4.40 describing Hunt as a "vaguely good health minister". I know the bar is set low for these positions but it seems that anything above 6 foot underground is the new criteria.
I demand that this sentence is removed immediately.
Sensible gp: agreed. This is certainly a step in the right direction but I wonder if they questioned or challenged the extortionate rises, 4 figure sums for cutting the grass is just one example.
Interesting they talk about not reducing standards but we have an army of ANPs/APs/PAs (and various other acronyms) that seem to be circumventing the previously rigorous training and examination system and working alongside or instead of doctors.
@copernicus. Funny you should say that as I estimate that at least a third of what I see on a daily basis has no need to be seen by a gp.
Now, where do I go to get trained as a secretary...some days it feels that would have more relevance than my medical training.
"MPTS ruled yesterday that Dr Bawa-Garba fitness to practise remained impaired due to her lack of face-to-face patient contact while she was suspended."
You really couldn't make it up!!
"With this survey, we want to demonstrate to commissioners and decision-makers a snapshot of a typical working day in general practice, and ask them what they intend to do about it."
Answer : Nothing.
There you go, no need for a survey now...
Rob Peter to Rob Peter to pay the taxman
I was similarly disappointed when I went to stay in a travelodge and found it wasn't, in fact, a hilton hotel.
Could you link to the BMA guidance on that area please anonymous ex GP?
Obviously this must be because gp surgeries are closed for 2 days?
I wonder who will be asked to refer patients to the specialist cannabis prescribing clinic.
Good thing I don't follow nice guidelines for this then
Or just very peed off
Ed - agreed, most of our job is useless but very occasionally there's someone that really did need to see a gp. It's just a shame you have to deal with 30 patients with trivia and have sapped all your energy before that one patient that deserved to be seen knocks on your door
I'm going to miss Hunt's 'kick you when you're down' smirk, hancocks cheesy smile just doesn't do it for me.
Also, I'm too young to remember this but has there ever been a health secretary that was respected by coalface gp's or is this just our lot?
He was drunk and threatening people at 10.30am.
What's the point in giving him a 7pm-7am curfew?