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Shouldn’t be any more than 25 patients and 2 visits max. But this will never happen as the NHS would collapse overnight
I’m sure the DoH is working tirelessly to prevent further early retirements by placing new changes to our pension. I’ve been told I may be able to retire when I’m 68, or maybe 69. I’m sure that will go up as I get nearer to retirement.
Pop-up fatigue. Does anyone really use it? Or do we use our years or training and experience to figure out if someone is septic rather than rely on the scores of pop-ups we see each time we open a patients notes. Crazy.
And what are we going to do about it? Nothing? Whilst A&E grabs the headlines and will get the funding. We’ll just quietly see yet more and more patients and ‘cope’.
I feel as a profession we are unsupportive to other colleagues. We are just expected to just suck it up and carry on, day in, day out. There is no support from colleagues, BMA, RCGP, GMC, etc.
I always was led to believe that CQC were not to interfere with the day to day running of a practice during inspection
Good idea to drop private work such as legal letters and benefit letters etc. More guidance from the BMA on how to do this would be helpful
*Cough* *cough* 'This...' *cough* 'is...' *cough* *cough* 'perfectly...' *cough* 'good...' *cough* *cough* '...for you'
Ahh Dr Copperfield, you missed that their cough has been keeping them awake at night and their off on holiday this Friday.
When will the misery end?
I think it’s more than that. Look at how much u get in the salaried BMA GMS model contract.
1 credit of CPD is always more than 1 hour spent. More like two. And we are no longer allowed to double up our CPD credits. And no evidence to suggest it makes us better,. A huge waste of time and money. Scrap CQC or revalidation no need to have both
More unfunded work coming our way. It’s must be Christmas.
All of this money will go to agencies, management consultants and NHS management. None on frontline staff or retention. And none to us. It’s an absolute disgrace. The BMA need to set a maximum number of consultations and patient contacts per day for GPs so we can start to push back instead of just mopping up extra work for no funding, at risk to us.
It’s only until you give clueless politicians and journalists a pointless target to watch, will we start to get extra funding so we can ‘prove’ we’re are struggling and not just ‘moaning’.
I agree with David Evans. This is not a gender issue. I am a male GP who has dropped from 8 to 6 sessions. But the amount of hours I do over my three is what some other sectors might consider close to full time. The job is incredibly stressful, tiring and demanding. I would prefer to be at work for more days a week, but shorter days so I might actually be able to see my kids that day. This is what we need to focus on. Make the days shorter and more enjoyable we when we are at work, we don’t dread going.
And so the squeeze will tighten as Hunt knows we will just continue to suck it up. Principles don’t pay the mortgage.
I don’t have a problem with home visits. I quite like getting out of the practice to do them, but it’s when I get called to visit a 36 year old who has diarrhoea and can’t get in I struggle. Most of the visits I do can be done by a paramedic. There is room for help here, they can leave us with all the complex visits. But is the bristish public willing to pay for this en masse? Or should many of these visits just come down to the practice.
All what these guys will be doing is giving out antibiotics for sore throats. It’ll be a disgrace if they get away with their exclusion criteria. What they’re offering is NOT general practice! What’s the college doing to address this? Will practices in London left with the extra work get Etta pay?
If u stock A&E with doctors and GPs this will increase demand. Especially if they expect their problem to be fixed in four hours. We’re not A&E SHOs. We shouldn’t be doing this. Would a consultant do this?
Hmmm. I remember when I did my elderly care jobs, we we’re told then not to trust CRP in the elderly as they can’t always produce an adequate inflammatory response. What happens if the CRP is normal and the patient later dies of sepsis? Will we be to blame? If not, do they need to even see a doctor?
CAGE questionnaires for everybody!
Finally we have his attention. We can hand contracts back en mass Mr Hunt. Just like the dentists. We can go. I hope when this is debated next Friday, the LMC set a deadline and targets (NHSE will like those) which must be met before we all leave. And then, finally, I may have a career.