Not that I am bitter and twisted but I got nothing for working my guts out for the past 25 years.
The CQC have been an unmitigated disaster. General Practice is a miserable place to be in 2019 in the UK.
Tories already keeping good on their promises. 3 GPs on day 1!
semiretired--totally agree with your comment
OXYMORON: A figure of speech by which a locution produces an incongruous, seemingly self-contradictory effect
A spokesperson for Devon CCG, said: "The CQC took urgent action to protect patients by temporarily suspending the practice"
MORON: A person who is notably stupid or lacking in good judgment
I think you need to write another book
How about from "Pre cynical to cynical-the reality of General Practice"
When I do a car shift I enjoy the home visits. In surgery I hate them as I am time poor. Enormous time is wasted on admin. Remove the admin and we would have more time to see the patients-wherever that might be.
It’s increasingly risky to be a GP Partner. The CQC can close you down on the spot. You will still have financial obligations such as staff pay and rent. Its time to get out.
Crazy talk. He needs to watch a couple of episodes of Doc Martin or Doctors to understand the subtle nuances of General Practice.
Dear Readers' Comments
"We know a very small proportion of practices are struggling"
Many of us are struggling
Recruitment is dreadful. The workload is awful. The regulation monstrous. The CQC inspections are not helpful and I certainly don't welcome them. I don't look forward to a Training inspection but I do find them purposeful and helpful. The CQC inspections are unhelpful, inaccurate and demoralising.
Absolutely right to close this practice down! My understanding is that several notices were not correctly laminated and the cleaner couldn't remember all 5 principles of the mental capacity act.
999 "What's your emergency?"
Me "Ambulance please-patient has a PE"
999 "What' the NEWS"
Me "We have a Zombie Government and the country is up the creek"
999 "Sorry doctor I can't send the ambulance without a NEWS score"
Me "The score is 180"
999 "Thanks-ambulance on its way. That sounds really high"
My local CAMHS (18 month waiting list)have some clever tricks
1 Any referral not made on DXS is rejected.
2 They don't let us know that the referral is rejected.
3 The DXS referrals are also rejected as it is the wrong DXS referral form that you are taken to on the prompt
I now do the correct DXS referral with the parent/s present. I suggest that they ring CAMHS once a week for the first 4 weeks and every day thereafter. They are to refuse any request to go back to the GP as I forewarn them of that old tactic.
I don't like to be difficult but action is needed to highlight this disastrous service.
Its bad enough when they had thermometers. Now they have BP machines, sat monitors, apps, Fitbits and Dr Google.
My observation--purely anecdotal. I know 4 trainees who failed AKT twice. They were all advised to be tested for dyslexia as a positive diagnosis would give them extra time in the AKT exam. Dyslexia was diagnosed. This late diagnosis of dyslexia seems odd in individuals who have excelled at school and got through medical school.
I declare an interest as I also have issues with the over diagnosis of the following conditions
3 Adult ADHD
Still if I fail my revalidation I'm going to get checked for dyslexia and all of the above.
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. I think I need a few of my diazepam to cope with all this.
Lovely article. I actually feel calmer and less anxious when I am on my own. I'm not sure who said "A crowded room can be the loneliest place in the world"--true in my case.
That nice advice is not very nice.
I can see what you are trying to do. Just doesn't quite work. The Times and Private Eye do similar articles--always a bit hit and miss even with them. I definitely wouldn't give up. You just have to somehow tap in with the Pulse readers. I would have no hope. Copperfield usually has the right idea. Best of luck.