NHS and GPs have survived many Theresa Mays and Outlasted many more Jeremy Hunts. Let them do their worst. Every good (and bad) thing comes to an end...
Sad for those who passionately gave up so much of their lives for the noble profession and their patients.
Lovely article! I burst out laughing when you mentioned : Junior dr's reference when the supervisor can't think of anything else : haha. We need more kindness all around agree.
Yes to all this. And it ties in with : first do no harm. However most of us find it harder to tell those in pain to continue suffering, or pain clinic may have said so but I am more interested in psychotropic problems, or better that you live a long miserable painful bitter life than have some relief. I haven't been in the typical patient's predicament (yet) so I can't comment but life must be pretty hard if you are in constant pain and pain clinics, physiotherapists and dozens of consultants and consultations later you are told to go back home and continue suffering. I feel for them.
And then there are some who are quietly yet passionately making a difference, one patient at a time. Great n inspiring article!
Sorry to hear such tragic news. May your soul rest in peace. Condolences and prayers for Dr Potts family. Thank you for your time, sacrifice and service to the nhs and to your patients and colleagues. May the good you did show light to others. You deserve the dignity and grace that we all would give our own.
Hahaha. You do have another superpower : you are superfunny! Thank you very much.
Wish you all the best and thank you for your heartfelt and wise words!
Ps well done. Thanks for your wonderful words and courage.
The only rule one mustn't break is 'staying human!' which you so didnt!
I don't get this. GPFV may or maynot be a useless proposal. RCGP may or may not be wrong about working with it. But it seems the only thing that seems somethings happening. The mass resignations etc 'all chat no action' I have been reading about for past 6 months. Is it not detrimental to patient care? Those who are disgruntled with their jobs can innovate, change or go abroad. Those who have huge mortgages and other struggles : this mass resigning option may not sound as the sweetest ones! What if the government calls the GPCs bluff and let the GPs who have resigned go private? Striking is not the answer to let an irrational bully government see sense suddenly. And it affects patient care. Again like one of my previous colleagues this is probably a very naive view and personal but I am not being anonymous and just sharing my current flow of thoughts. Happy to be corrected if I am completely wrong but to me RCGP is choosing to side with the lesser and the less insane of the two evils in my opinion.
Made me smile! Lol@ unrehabilitated rock star!so true. Laughter: Best way to relax in an otherwise ever increasingly stressful world.
Hahaha... the cacophony idea seems perfect! Lol.
http://www.bmj.com/content/345/bmj.e6184/rr/604264 and this one as well. Just for purpose of discussion.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2666411.stm just something everyone should be clear about.
My opinion/fear is the JH is a bully as are the conservatives. JD are just the first victims. All BMA members will follow. GPs, nurses, hospital staff etc. There is a concentrated effort to kill the NHS bit by bit and indirectly kill those most vulnerable and blame us for all that happens. My humble opinion as the softest of the eggs against that mightiest of walls (ref to Vinci Ho ) is that all of the NHS should strike together. And get our loving patients behind us to support us. We are all one, we were all once JDs, and we hv needed everyone along the way, secretaries, prac managers, nurses, porters, pharmacists etc. It's time to stop fighting and start being a united bunch and supporting each other, like family members do inspite of how different we all may be.. stand by those who are being wronged/bullied and be proud of your family!....like that consultant who supports his juniors.
On weekdays, the patients could go see their MPs!
Very helpful. Thank you.
Sorry I now know how late I was to hv read this. Hope you had a merry Christmas and wish you a very happy healthy new year.
Get well soon. Know that Every single consultation of yours must have genuinely helped another human and every single encounter counts. Well done for being such a light to patients and peers alike.