Bexley CCG cardiology lead
In this historic Pulse article "Mr Hunt! I know where your 5,000 extra GPs are" a brilliant Phil Peverley has already declared the winners, the Morlocks. Here is an extract:
"The Morlocks seek out committees. They go into management, medical politics and clinical governance, they spend their time devising ever more complicated protocols, they develop increasingly byzantine and infuriating regimes for appraisal and revalidation, they join CQC inspection teams and CCGs, they become clinical directors. They work for NHS England. They become MPs. They don’t see many patients. And they feed on the Eloi (that's the rest of us - I presume Phil means ilotes).
Those who object to JULIA should stick to their principles and resign.
Then, RCGP should invite VINCE CABLE and all Brexiteers resign.
Then they invite TRUMP and the rest resign.
Then this pretentious, overblown with its own importance bubble bursts and disperses to the four winds..
An excellent start to reform this sclerotic trades union that only serves its barons.
Mrs May, amazingly enough and probably for the first and last time, is not telling lies
If anyone wants to know where those extra GPs are please read this Pulse classic by Peverley:
@DecorumEst | Salaried GP26 Apr 2019 11:08am
Or, far more likely, "We want to keep you in the dark whilst our border collies lead you into the pen."
A breath of fresh air. At last an honest article from a GP with feet on the ground, utilising his time well in serving general practice. A sharp contrast to the patronising baloney we get from our remote control "leaders".
Khalid Khan | GP Partner/Principal08 Apr 2019 2:48pm.
Valid point that also raises the question of women's rights in those countries.
This article is classic sophistry normally employed by The Guardian to promote the victimhood agenda.
@BAP | GP Partner/Principal30 Mar 2019 7:55am is correct. The rates are the same.
Female doctors CHOOSE to work fewer hours and apply for less financially rewarding and less demanding posts. This is not discrimination as the article insidiously implies.
In two days time it will be the second anniversary of the introduction of the new, dodecagonal, £! coin (28 03 2017). PULSE might consider celebrating the occasion by updating the image.
Light in the tunnel alright, the headlights of the Hancock EXPRESS accelerating at our ramshackle wagon.
Dear Dr Anonymous,
You made a perfectly reasonable case that Poverty weakens social relations and increases intolerance (myriad examples in world history). In fact, and in a somewhat convoluted way, you rightly offered shortage of economic resources as one of the reasons for the rise of racism. Only to see the results of unintended consequences with colleagues throwing custard pies at you and each other.
You have my sympathy, but please do not let them deter you from expressing your well grounded views.
Every time I read about GP-shortage I recall Dr Phil Peverley's celebrated: "Mr Hunt! I know where your 5,000 extra GPs are":
It is time Dr Peverley updates it after paying a visit to Richmond House, Skipton House, Quarry House, and the 191 CCGs, all packed with rapidly increasing numbers of GPs impersonating managers.
In accordance with the powers contained in the National Health Service Acts 2001 and 2006 and the Health and Social Care Act 2001, private company CIRCLE Health was given the management of Hinchingbrooke Hospital. Within 2 years, a huge deficit was built up. In addition, a visit by inspectors from the Care Quality Commission highlighted severe issues with patient care: inspectors observed that "staff treat patients in an undignified and emotionally abusive manner" and they spoke to patients who had been "told to soil themselves".
I wonder whether Babylon might follow Circle's fate. By the way, are those two companies by any chance related?
@Occams Razor | GP Partner/Principal24 Dec 2018 9:33am
Hercule Poirot would have asked: Cui bono? Who stands to gain from the removal of Dr Arvind Madan? Sooner or later the truth will emerge.
Angus, Angus (GP Partner/Principal07 Dec 2018 4:23pm) how could you? Those altruistic, benevolent organisations are only trying to help patients by offering them, from cradle to grave, life-saving statins, psychotropics, antihypertensive etc . Ah yes, I forgot, and women the pill followed by HRT, covering most of their life span with hormones.
A couple of points.
First, Pulse is a primary care publication whose top priority is meant to be general practice. So far, Pulse has been doing a great job with news and education. Sadly, Brexit is altering its ethos. There is not a single line in this article referring to the GPs’ rightful share of the 20.5 bn, most of which will no doubt be channeled to the hospitals to pay their debts, following the fate of the STP's billions.
Second, I gave up reading the Guardian some time ago, only to see a medical periodical taking up the Remainers' discredited Project Fear. It is not Brexit that dissuades German or Dutch or French or Polish doctors from working in the UK, but the total demolition of the NHS in general and general practice in particular, by the majority of remainers who run the government.
It would be wise for Pulse to keep away from politics that split the country right in the middle and adhere strictly to matters medical.
which brings to mind The Sun's article of 2016:
FAT CATS ON MEGA PAY Staggering 325 nanny state public health bosses raked in over £100,000 a YEAR just to say drink less and exercise more
More than 100 were employed by councils, including Cornwall’s public health director, who was paid £207,302
There are lots more of fat cats in the NHS, currently working out how to get the lion's share of the extra £20billion and give us the leftovers
‘Ultimately these are decisions for local GPs..." This would have been hilarious if it was not so tragic. Since when GPs have been allowed to decide? The orders come from Leeds down to regional NHSE and on to the CCG's Finance Officer. He or she then puts it on the agenda of a compliant Governing Body and to an equally accommodating LMC (whose members often change hat and sit on their CCG's Governing Body). It's a mystery that the Daily Mail hasn't sniffed yet this process and the often associated conflict of interest (Pulse in the past offered several examples)
Military Police has one of the lowest death rates in combat. Those of our colleagues who are currently policing us are the most likely to survive the current blitz on general practice. Let's face it, they are smarter than us.
Is it true that the CQC budget is £134,000,000 a year?
If not true, can someone tell us the actual figure with a breakdown of individual salaries (+pension right)?
If it is true, is this value for money? In other words, does CQC meet the pay v productivity criteria by improving 4 percentage points?