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I wonder what the GMC employees do with their private health screening reports? See their GP for interpretation?
Which is it? 25 or 35? This will just be another stick to beat us with to reduce pay so all GPs will currently ‘opt-out’ and continue to overwork themselves. I can never see this government agreed to reduce our workload by 40% and expect them to increase pay in line with similar professionals.
We all know what the train drivers would do when faced with this . . .
The GMC should really state cash for reducing referrals isn’t acceptable. Period.
Looks like this story has made it in the Gaurdian this morning. Shame no one reads it. I bet the Mail and BBC ‘ignore it’
A&E gets a bailout as we have a cold winter, we get the scraps. This money should be coming to us as we are so grossly underfunded. Not as ‘bribery’ to reduce referrals
There’s no way as a profession we should allow this. We owe it to ourselves and our patients. Imagine if we starting doing this and it hit the press. The press needs to be informed of this to stop it before it snowballs and we get the finger pointed at us.
Not sure how they would audit this as how would they ever know what was inapprioate without even seeing the patient? Yes we should all be mindful of antibiotic use, but vets, agriculture and A & E would also be a good place to start.
The BMA and RCGP really need to be asked serious question about why they didn’t get more money for us. What are they doing to fix this?
The most frustrating visits I find are where the family are too busy to leave work and drive an hour to check on their relative so they call you to do, and don’t bother telling the patient. The only way to ration visits is to charge for it. If we start to say no to patients we are opening ourselves up to complaints and litigation
Why on the one hand does the BMA blame the government for poor GP moral on below inflation pay rises, when the BMA is only lobbying for a 2% increase?
What an absolute joke BMA, and that’s why I cancelled my subs. The BMA are a disgrace and part to blame for the appalling conditions we face. The BMA should be lobbying for 10% uplift in pay given the 10 years of pay freezes/cuts. The government will meet in the middle at 1.5%, and we’ll see yet another avalanche of GPs leaving. The pay is crap. I see my friends who went to Uni and didn’t do medicine get paid more, and don’t have to fight tooth and nail for a fair pay rise. I’m now starting to write my CV and find my way out if that’s the BMAs answer. What an absolute joke.
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
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Ahh Dr Copperfield, you missed that their cough has been keeping them awake at night and their off on holiday this Friday.