I have a fascination with personality disorder, the Dark Triad, and the concept of evil. I loathe injustice, hypocrisy and the abuse of power. I hope the BMJ loses the libel suit in Texas and is forced to shut up shop. I'm a prison doctor and live in Bedfordshire.
"They think you're overpaid,lazy and incompetent" ...
The problem is that a sizeable minority of GPs are just that.
"United we stand, divided we fall" ... GPs are now like lemmings at the edge ...
PPS. If MMR is not 100% safe, how unsafe is it?
A cynic? Moi? Shurely, not!
PS. I wish you doctor types would learn to spell and do grammer proply.
The NHS is disintegrating and all Peter Graves can do is conduct pathetic GP opinion surveys. Give me strength!
The chief executive of Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire LMC thinks that a large proportion of GPs at the start or middle of their careers will resign or retire. Really? Give me strength!
This survey was meaningless. I'd be very annoyed if my LMC levy was being squandered on pointless nonsense like this.
"Taking back the responsibility means just that".. says Anne-Marie Houlder.
Taking back responsibility will mean taking responsibility for private providers of OOH care. I don't like the sound of that.
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I was struggling with night and weekend work in the mid 1990's: I was afraid of making clinical mistakes when tired. A rota colleague told me that it was possible to make mistakes when not tired. Curmudgeonly old patients are not the only ones who can make unhelpful remarks.
Jonathan Tomlinson is the quintessentially perfect GP. Here he presents Eric Rose's look back at OOH and how badly things have gone wrong.
Peter Holden is a GPC negotiator and here is his personal history on OOH and how life as a GP has changed ...
... and how society has changed in the last 30 years since he - and I - graduated and became GPs in the north of England.
I agree with Richard Ansell that Malcolm Kendrick made a tactically brilliant proposal. Sadly, Dr Kendrick is a lion leading a flock of donkeys ... and donkeys can always be trusted to shoot themselves in the hoof.
Dr McCartney said,
"I do blame the QOF"
I blame the QOF too. I blame the QOF for creating divisions among physicians and for dividing doctors. I blame the QOF for destroying the professionalism of GPs. I blame the QOF for making donkeys out of doctors. I blame the QOF for the destruction of General Practice.
@ Anonymous | 21 May 2013 3:47pm
You are spot on here! QOF has made carrot chasing asses out of GPs.
I think Dr McCartney must be in a meeting.
Iona Heath said,
"In British general practice, enmeshed as it is in a web of guidelines that are underwritten by the payment-by-results targets of the QOF, it has become increasingly difficult to resist the trend towards overtreatment."
And who benefits from this overtreatment? Pharma, of course ... and carrot chasing donkeys.
The QOF incentivises deceitfulness and dishonesty. If you imagine GPs don't falsify BP recordings then you lack any imagination. It’s time to get rid of the QOF and all those who deployed it.
“The ‘quality framework’ that earns us a lot of money, I negotiated that. There happen to be fewer dead people as a result of that contract. About 8,500 people are not dead, where you would have expected them to die.”
That sort of crass nonsense is what has turned GPs into braying donkeys.
QOF was designed for donkeys and GPs now live on carrots.