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More A&E SHOs on the cheap. That's all what this is
The real issue is no-one cares. No-one cares we are on our knees and blamed for everything which is currently wrong in society. They don't care GPs are leaving and new doctors are not replacing us. And no-one cares GPs dread going to work on a morning. Negative press and GP bashing doesn't help but it's side stepping the real issue the job is crap and no-one wants to do it anymore and the profession and the royal collage has done nothing to relieve the immense pressures we face.
When are we going to have a serious debate about how the NHS is funded and what we expect from it. We can't allow it to continue like this and allow politicans to side-step the fact they are not properly funding the NHS.
The CCG should be made to hold a clinic to explain their rationale to patients so I don't have to!
We really are desperate for more GPs. If u allow someone to sit it that often, then what's the point.
Also, I don't believe these schemes have ever been shown to save money. So a bit pointless
I have no issue with gaining advice on how to manage a patient without having to send them to clinic. The patient and NHS wins. However, they should never 'block' referrals. If the GP feels, despite their advice, they still wish for a second opinion then they must be allowed to refer
When will the pendulum swing back the other way? As I've been waiting a long time. And what are you doing to help it swing back, professor?
I think we have to remember what this means for new GPs. They're not lazy or workshy. They find themselves in an impossible job where a two session day is really a three session day. They have to do this job for the next forty years and are trying to protect themselves from burnout. As a result they're only being paid two thirds of what they should be paid. We need to get rid of the idea of sessions and move to a per patient rate. My two session 'day starts at 745 and finishes at 7pm. This is not two sessions!!! GPC get rid of the idea of sessions. All it does is devalue us and has eroded our pay. We need to be paid per patient contact!!!
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.