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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.
I think they tried this last year. Many of us are on our knees by the time the bank holidays come. Good luck trying to sell this one!
Patients in the UK now see their GP on average 7-8 times a year. In New Zealand that’s 2-3 times a year. Life expectancy in both countries is around the same. The difference. You have to pay to see your GP in New Zealand.
As patients demand more and politicians give empty promises and no one wants to be a GP anymore, the only solution is to charge. What else can we do?
Finally some support. I do believe it should be society as a whole who takes on responsibility for antibiotic resistance and not just a stick to beat GPs with.
We also need to teach at primary school level the difference between a virus and bacteria if we expect society to change. Running an ad for a few months will soon be forgetton.
It’s fine saying increase the length your appointments, but NHSE know full well we are unable to do this as we simply would not get through the day. The reason is, we can’t stop them coming. Just because I give Mrs Jones 30 minutes to talk about her IBS doesn’t stop the scores of patients who also demand its ‘their right’ to be seen that day and contractually we have to. Until these magical hubs are developed to soak up the extra work.
Comments like Dr Varnam’s are unhelpful and counter productive to the problems we face. It’s further denigration of GPs.
Wow. Unbelievable. How much do we pay these NHS managers? This will hammer GPs and the ambulance service which is already on its knees. What WILL reduce demands on A&E overnight is getting rid of the four hour target. It’s so simple.
Don’t expect some of our indemnity to be paid for free. Hunt will make us jump through numerous hoops and tick scores of boxes before we might get it repaid in the tax year after next. Pointless. We need to strike.
I do agree they should be CDs. And they have no role with fibromyalgia and ME etc. But what do you do when patients come back week after week saying they’re in agony and can’t work and we’re not doing anything to help and there are no services to refer them into? They end up on gabapentinoids. Giving them CD status won’t change this. We need a better approach to chronic pain.
We’re not public sector organisations. We’re private businesses. Therefore we charge.
5.41 has hit he nail on the head.
We’ll pay im your indemnity if you work in A&E
We’ll pay your indemnity if you see 50 patients a day.
We need crown indemnity to start now. Nothing else is acceptable.