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Good luck trying to persuade them. I'll pencil them in at 8pm when I've finish my day job.
Wow. They'll be asking us to prescribe smoke detectors next.
If I recommend a treatment and it's on FP10. I have no choice but issue a prescription for that medication. I'm not a politician. It's not my job to decide who should pay and why. I will continue to issue these medications until national guidance is issued from NHS England and DoH.
I remember two years ago they were thinking of having a ballot on having a ballot of mass resignation. Far to little too late.
I've only be a GP for three years and my kids won't be doing medicine. I can see where she is coming from but we can't be dishonest to trainees. It is in a mess. And they're not entering the profession at a very good time. To say so otherwise would be a probity issue
It also fascinates me that patients can attend their hospital appointment, but can't come to the surgery. I would love to see the end of home visits. It's the bit of the day I dread. It also frustrates me I have to use my own vehicular at my expense.
First we need to define a 'safe level of working' which as a profession we will never agree to. And the GMC won't care if you are on 'black alert' or under pressure, if you make a mistake. They'll still have u out to dry.
We need to do this. How much I would love to stop doing insurance forms and writing 'To Whom it may Concern letters' so someone can sit an exam by themselves. We need a unified approach. Like in NI
The government will simply reply by stating 'it's down to GPs to decide how long their appointments are'. Waste of time and money
Are they trying to work out why the 'milenials' don't want to work the longer hours? What an absolute load of crap! It's not just the younger doctors who are cutting their hours. It's everyone, and the older doctors are passing the time until they can retire. Why don't you ask yourself why GPs are reducing their hours and cutting their pay? It's because the job has become impossible and we cut our hours to just survive. What complete and utter ignorance!!
We already all do this with our annual appraisals. This is yet more duplication.
I've already cut my sessions. It'll take a lot more money for me to increase them again. I can't see this happening. A broken NHS needs to be fixed by those elected this Thursday not me.
She much for CCGs for being a membership organisation
Wehey! Shame they'll be crushed by the Tories this June
I think 'employed partner' means they get their pay protected until they retire but new doctors coming through will be on a lower 'salaried GP' wage and never make a decent living as a GP. I hope they employed their salaried GPs on the same pay scales as their hospital consultant colleagues
It's a shame they're never going to be elected
I'm sure this story will be spun by Hunt and the media into an access issue as 'paitients forced to go to A&E for cancer diagnosis'. Might as well give up now
If we all became salaried then general practice would no longer be fit for purpose. The only reason it works is due to small business going above and beyond what their contract requires. If we all became salaried then we would all work to rule for a big corporation for which we didnt care about, or its patients. This would be bad for us and patients. All the extra work left over will be sent to secondary care. If the government can't see just what extra value they get from the independent contractor model then they really are idiots.
When will the government learn I don't want to be an A&E SHO!!!? Forget it. People who turn up to A&E who can be managed by a GP should be sent to see their own! Not managed by one in A&E. This only compounds the problem.
I already have reduced my hours by two sessions and I've haven't been a GP for three years. I don't want to be partime but 8 sessions of just seeing patients is too much. I can't see how I can do this for the next thirty years. And nothing is changing. The only way I can see doctors from not going partime to reduce workload. We need to ditch this obsession with 10 minute appointments