Thank you Robin. So sorry for your loss.
GPs with mental health issues--of which there are many--can not easily access mental health services. If they do, then they put themselves at great risk of unwanted scrutiny (GMC, CQC, colleagues, Appraisers, NHS England etc etc). The risks are therefore high. The temptation is to try and carry on with no support,seek support secretly or self medicate.
What a disaster. I have two rules for my children. No motorbikes and not allowed to go to medical school.
Nothing to worry about here. When a boat sinks it is usually the bow that goes down first; but rest assured eventually the entire boat will sink.
Oh dear, what a complete mess
I don't know if this practice should have been closed or not. I do know that the CQC inspections I have endured have done nothing to improve patient care, and done a lot to ruin the practice. Staff have left and morale collapsed. Constant fear as to when they will return. They are a massive distraction from the work I want and need to do. Laminating bits of paper and changing the curtains really does nothing.
Causing clinicians to become stressed and distracted will actually harm the patients that they care for.
A lot of comments about pay being important--but we have enetered an honourable vocation.
Anyway when the rate hits £200 an hour let me know
Yes I understand it. Robert Maxwell faced prison for defrauding his employees and stealing from the pension pot. The government have made it their policy.
Can we arrange a boat trip for them?
Una Coales--totally agree with both your comments. Concise and articulate.
I'll vote for you if you want to stand for anything. You seem quite brilliant.
The RCGP makes me feel sad. I want to support them and over the years have held a lot of respect for some of the key leaders.
There is a bad smell given off from the RCGP. The money they extract from trainees' seems greedy. The support to GPs and Trainers seems lacking and soulless. There focus seems to be political and self serving.
Thank you Pulse. Someone on our side.
I believe in free speech--but I have to concede there are exceptions. You can't shout "Fire" in a crowded theatre.
Inciting violence, racist language, prejudicing legal cases etc
Frustrating--but that is the way it is
They didn't understand the NHS Pension. The idea was to offer a very generous pension that reduced significantly if you retired a few years early. That way you kept older GPs working hard at the end of their careers with the result that 50% died within 12 months of retirement.
Now everyone gets out earlier. On a smaller pension--but lives into their 80s on an index linked pension.
Government can solve the GP retention problem overnight by putting the GP pension back to where it was.
I can't see her name anywhere
I see the following
Dame Clare Marx
Chair, General Medical Council
Professor Sir Michael Marmot
Director of the Institute of Health Equity
UCL Department of Epidemiology & Public Health
Director of England, Pharmacy and Member Experience
Royal Pharmaceutical Society
Dr Roger Neighbour
GP communication expert
Looks like Dr Khan got his way
Now I want to see the comments written by Dr Matt and Dr Ho to see if I am offended by them.
Hang on. Last week I was supposed to be employing a Menopause Champion? This week a Veteran-Friendly supremo? I'm sure also something about a Mental Health Guru and a Dementia expert the week before.
Oh well; as long as the extra resources follow----
Dear Dr Christopher Ho.
I would fight to have your deleted comment reinstated.
Dear Dr Khan and Mrs Julia Hartley-Brewer
"I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it"
1906 Evelyn Beatrice Hall.
She should be able to express her views and you should be allowed to challenge them. Thats my view--sorry if it causes any offence.
I have heard her on LBC and Question Time. Unaware of her views on immigration. I find her irritating to listen to but she is hardly Tommy Robinson.