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Will NHS staff still be paid if we have to be off for two weeks?
Can we forget about appraisals this year?
Yep. Appraisal must be cancelled this year. Sort this GPC
Another study which will be ignored
It's a very clever system. Strip practices of funding, and then practices try to push back. Send in an inspector to hit them with a big stick and tell them all they should be doing more for less. When is the BMA going to act?
If you turn someone's life upside down like this. How are they not at risk? How can the GMC say they will only support doctors of they feel they may be at risk. This should be automatic when a doctor is not allow to work. This has to stop. The GMC has to take responsibility
I dont think fit notes should be due to GPs to issue anymore. They should be done by OH doctors paid for by employers or just trust their employees word. And I am sick of employers sending patients to see me to be 'signed back to work' to cover the employer
What is a FTE GP? 9 sessions? Whenever I see job adverts now none ask for more than 6 clinical sessions a week. We need to go to 15-20 min appts. See fewer patients a day so we can work more days a week and get paid a proper salary for this job. Its bonkers we are expected to see multiple problems from any speciality all in a 10 minute slot on a patient we may have never met before. The 10 minute appointment and our obsession with it will kill general practice.
The issue is not how many doctors we train but how many we retain. Arent we also short of paramedics?
He is the reason why the NHS is facing the toughest time in its history with chronic staff shortages and rock bottom morale. He was the man in charge. It's his fault. As usual, incompetence gets promoted.
I remember having the deal with NEWS scoring as a house officer. It's a useful tool for someone to identify if someone is ill who has little or no clinical training. I really cant see it being useful for us. The worry is it'll used against us if we ever miss anything and didnt admit everyone who has a raised NEWS score. I feel sorry for A&E
Do what the hospitals do and charge per visit/consultation. That way we get paid for what we do. Simples.
And what happens to the staff already hired or promised jobs by some PCNs? We have to stop this culture of waiting for scraps to fall from the table to fund general practice. We must demand proper, sustained funding guaranteed for several years. This is what the GPC need to do.
Dont no it anymore and push it back into the hospitals. Them the CCGs will have no choice but to reconsider their initial offer and then the market will find a balance
and what do hospital consultants get?
Referrals should only ever be 'rejected' if they suggest a different more appropriate service for the problem. Then they should forward the referral on. They should never just be bounced back and the problem not assed. This should not be acceptable.
Which will lead to a reduction in GP appointments and more people going to A&E. There is no extra time in the day, or staff to do this. I hope PCNs realise that
What frustrates me the most is at 6 clinical sessions I am considered part time. When in reality I do around 33-35 hours over three days but get paid for 25 hours. When will the media report that?
Cancelling of outpatient appointments for no reason and placing to the back of the cue happens all the time and yet nothing is done and very rarely reported. Hospitals have to be made to accept responsibility