What would happen to a GP who had lost the confidence of virtually all of his patients? To carry on is arrogant in the extreme.
Dr A is right. Unfortunately doctors can be found who will say anything if the price is right. A "GP expert" seems to involve attending a weekend course in Wales.
if this is what the youth want then existing practices should be commissioned to take on this work for their own patients.
this is what happens when money and medicine are mixed. You lose the ability to say "no".
again, introducing schemes like this without thinking them through. Is a recurrent theme. Incompetence.
further demonstration of the cost effectiveness of the traditional system for those that are interested.
Good news though too late for many
remind me what is the rate of inflation.
1) How much is GP time worth?
2) all of these schemes are sticking plasters. Same with pharmacist in care homes. If GPs have adequate time with their patients, stress goes down, referrals go down, prescribing goes down.
So let them do it. Then they can figure out that the marker is too crude, that it is riddled with confounders and makes little correlation with safe prescribing. How much do these guys get paid?
further evidence of the gulf between the front line and the long lunch brigade.
Chosen his words very carefully. It has gone beyond that . Fact that there is no resignation speaks louder.
Round here the pendulum has swung in the opposite direction. Trying to think of a suitable headline for that.
great to see some positive actions here.
if they can see 40 odd patients, countless calls etc then I happy for anyone to be partner.
yes we know. Tell the mass media and the charities. They don"t.
so basically the contract is unsafe.
I welcome this. Society cannot have it both ways. If we are to be locked up for error or even no error then we must have time to think about what we are doing.
I have had a couple of patients come to the emergency surgery after being "e-mailed antibiotics" because of flu illness. The patients were very pleased. Of course the ABs were totally unneeded. Asked how the doctor examined the patient I was told "he told me to feel my own pulse".