....thinking about it, after the country has clapped the NHS every evening, could they boo the CQC and every other petty-minded bureaucrat in this country?
This subject is an endless source of confusion need to clarify:
Confirm death has occured- any nurse or doctor can do
Certify death- the last doctor who attended patient in life needs to complete this
Cremation papers-usually dr who did certificate
Words fail me.
How desperate are these people to avoid doing proper clinical work?
Shame on you all, you are an utter disgrace CQC
This will be yet another part of the tsunami of work waiting for us when this crisis is over.
NHS England is going to need to give us a couple of years to catch up with all the routine work by the time this is over!
NHS England has said that it ’strongly recommends’ that appraisals are suspended.....
Why not insist?
When they realise the world will not come to an end because some doctors have not done these pointless box ticking exercises, maybe they can consign appraisial and revalidation to where it belongs... the bin, for ever!
So all the pointless appraisal/revalidation hoops we are forced to jump through every year are suddenly seen for what they truly are!
I wonder how all those CQC inspectors will cope back in the real world, doing a proper job?
Let's hope this is the end of this appalling institution and its draconian approach to general practice. It will certainly be missed by nobody.
....As the CQC always says, they’re committed to ‘high quality care’, so I’m sure they’d be happy to loan their staff to practices struggling to fill rotas due to quarantine and self-isolation......
Excellent point, sadly you forget the sort of people who do the government's dirty work for them behind the facade of the CQC, are the sort of clinicians who either cannot cope with, or no longer wish to do the useful clinical work they were trained for and instead opt for an alternative career of bullying and harrassing their hard working colleagues on the front line.
Shame on the RCGP for ignoring the views of its members.
It seems the views of some of our 'leaders' are stuck in the dark ages and they clearly feel it is acceptable to adopt a paternalistic stance on this issue.
So we are left with a situation whereby those with severe irreversible illness fortunate enough to be able to afford transport costs to Switzerland can choose the time and manner of their own death and the less well off, with similar illness, are left to die 'naturally'
A deeply shameful state of affairs.
Why a short term fix?
If they are going to the trouble of sorting this out then sort it permanently.
It is the 'short-termism' mentality that has got the NHS in the mess it is in.
I suspect an attempt to stop home visits will be met with the usual emotional blackmail:
'patients will suffer if you don't'
Home visits should be for bedbound, dying and nursing home patients only and yes we should get remunerated for the time and effort it takes to do a home visit.
More unfunded, bureaucracy-laden work being dumped unceremoniously on GPs desks.....it is barely news any longer!
I'm sad to say I agree.
Echoing some of the comments above, those who do not agree charging is a good idea need to come up with an alternative suggestion.
Sadly, in a capitalist society, people only seem to value things when they have a monetary value attached.
We were forced to form PCNs in a very short amount of time!
Simple rule: Systems work better when they develop organically and people feel they have ownership of them. Forcing people to 'work together and play nice' is rarely a success.
I suspect PCNs will go the way of so many other NHS re-organisations and quietly fade away at the next change of government.
When funerals are delayed it will be us GPs the grieving families get angry with, not the bright spark of a pen-pusher who came up with yet more paperwork for us!
While he is at it maybe he could apologise for treating the house of commons like the common room at Eton
Medicine on the cheap again.
Then again it won't be cheap if it ends up generating more GP appointments. Then again we won't get paid for the extra appointments generated so yes, it is cheap for the DOH, while being a crowd-pleaser for patients!
Having done a spell as a GP on military bases, I think we could learn from them in regards to sickness certification.
The medical certificates list all the possible jobs that could be undertaken on the military base and the doctor crosses out the roles the individual IS fit to do ( this prevents them changing the note themselves later).
This system means you a virtually always fit to do something.
As a soldier once said to me, even with both legs and arms broken you could sit in a guard room and watch a CCTV monitor!
Glad to see she has left the 'nasty party', my respect for her has gone up.