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Zebedee111

  • GPs wishing to return to NHS for pandemic caught up in red tape for weeks

    Zebedee111's comment 22 Apr 2020 10:05am

    I have registered three ways- NHS Scotland official route (they did a new PVG quite quickly ,checked my ID, put me on PL and since then nothing), NHS England (waited for ages , and yesterday they checked my ID and yet despite my former employer trying to get me back faster I am still stuck) and finally a locum agency "working officially for NHSE", who sent me 32 forms to fill up- they lie untouched! I have also volunteered with Red Cross and National Volunteer system - result = SFA. I get the sense that this whole process is just smoke and mirrors to make government and NHS etc look good while the usual NHS stalwarts on the front line work themselves to the bone and us old lags stay at home frustrated.

  • Returning retired GPs can work for NHS 111, says top NHS England GP

    Zebedee111's comment 24 Mar 2020 10:30am

    WhystayaGP: Couldn't agree more. My LTCs preclude my going into a call centre and using the manky headsets and filthy workstations that I remember only too well, but happy to do anything from home on an IT platform.

  • I'm being denied an appraisal - for being a British GP working abroad

    Zebedee111's comment 12 Jun 2019 6:48pm

    I was summarily removed from the performers list and had my licence removed, at the cost of £10 when I retired from full time work. I refused to renew my college subscription and thus renew my liaison with nominated officer and refused to sign up for an appraisal which was not due for 10 months and my licence had 4 years to run. I had more CPD points than needed for a decade (I was heavily involved in teaching and research and attended lots of stuff as part of the job). I was kicked out with 48hrs of my appraising body telling the GMC. Needless to say I am now fully retired and feeling much better for it. Don’t be bullied, for that is what this is!

  • The Scottish contract doesn’t work for millennial GPs

    Zebedee111's comment 14 Jul 2018 2:07pm

    Seems that millennial doctors are no better than millenial everything else’s. Snowflakes that want everything laid out for them on a plate but don’t want to do any of the graft to get ahead and support other people. Too precious to run a business yet they want leadership roles in a community they don’t and likely won’t ever commit too. The end of the NHS is nigh. God help us all!

  • How trusts are planning to place GPs in A&E

    Zebedee111's comment 27 Jun 2017 11:10am

    This is new is it? Odd, since I and a number of colleagues were doing this 'GP in A&E' lark quite successfully before the turn of the millennium, and carried on doing it on an intermittent basis until just a few years ago when I decided I was too old to stand around all day and retired to my comfortable leather recliner in the OOH call centre. What goes around, comes around in the NHS 20 year recycle process.

  • GPs to be paid £150 to diagnose and treat dementia

    Zebedee111's comment 06 Jan 2017 5:57pm

    So just what exactly does a GP expect to do for his/her basic salary? Seems diagnosing common conditions is no longer in their purvue so I wonder what else they might consent to sully their hands with without additional immoral payments such as this?

  • Add your name to Pulse’s letter to NHS England over funding for occupational health services

    Zebedee111's comment 14 Jan 2014 8:23am

    Please add my name.
    Iain McNeil
    Portfolio GP, Scotland

  • Add your name to Pulse’s letter to NHS England over funding for occupational health services

    Zebedee111's comment 14 Jan 2014 8:23am

    Please add my name.
    Iain McNeil
    Portfolio GP, Scotland