It is noteworthy we never hear from anybody in the CQC in these comments.
They are very brave when it comes to nit picking and micromanaging us, when we are under threat of sanction, but seem to lack any courage to challenge the almost unanimous feeling by general practice that they serve no useful function whatsoever.
Congratulations to you all.
If we all stood together and refused to engage with this pointless organisation they would cease to exist.
More to the point though, can GPs who work for the CQC please explain why you do the government's dirty work for them?
Who are the 40 odd percent of GPs who do not want CQC inspections to remain suspended after Covid?!
Presumably the GPs who work for the CQC ?
I met Ron in 1997 right at the start of my GP vocational training, as I sat in during some of his consultations. He seemed a very decent and fair-minded man. I can still remember some of his consultations. A very sad loss. My thoughts are with his family.
This goes to prove NHS work never goes away.Locking patients down just delayed its presentation for a few weeks. Now it is flooding back on top of usual work and is inundating us.
We too have had an extremely busy week and not helped by all face to face appointments taking 50% longer due to Covid precautions.
@ David Turner -
Whilst that sucks, it doesn't suck as badly as voting for a communist/Marxist :)
There were many other options, it was not a bipolar choice.
It all boils down to one thing:
Some of the population voted to be ruled by entitled, fabulously wealthy,ex-public school boys who seem to all suffer from the same mass delusion of superiority.
Well if you voted for them, you deserve what you get.
....well that is all about as clear as a catheter sample of urine then!
CQC, leave us alone and GO AND GET A PROPER JOB!
You should all be deeply ashamed of yourselves and know this, your work is valued by nobody.
....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.