Time for CQC to get it's nose out of General Practice. We are over regulated and subject to scrutiny by CCG, NHSE, GMC and CQC. Really we should only be regulated by the CCG in the same way that the old Health Authorities were responsible for supervising Primary Care.
How about a mass exodus from the pensions scheme altogether? Having a few billion less in government income might make them sit up and notice?
I have just stopped my secretary from sending paper notes, as this was using and wasting a huge amount of her time. We now send CDs and will not be reverting to paper. NHSE should think about the effect on frontline services before issuing these edicts. If my secretary is wasting time printing off vast reams of paper, then not only is this increasing our staff costs at a time when our MPIG is being cut, but will result in delays in referrals and other important secretarial work, with delays and patient harm.
Absolutely outrageous. We need a campaign of non-payment.
This is a recruitment crisis, so what is needed is improvement in pay and conditions to make the job attractive - that means a significant hike in pay and abolishing the red tape that makes the job insufferable - QoF/CQC/revalidation.
8-8 7 day week will see even more rushing for the exits..........
I don't think you can blame the deans for speaking the truth.............
Someone needs to challenge this under Article 8 of the Human Rights Act.
Aha, so will Jeremy Hint now apologise for blaming GPs?
So will Mr Hunt now humbly apologise for blaming GPs for rising hospital admissions?
CCGs evolving back into PCTs. So we go through a massive expensive redisorganisation of the NHS to end up back where we started...........
Having hammered our pay, raised our pension contributions, and pregressively eroded the tax relief on pension contributions, is it any wonder so many of us are retiring early?
This is crazy. NHSE could simply write to every patient in England, sending them an opt out form for patients to submit to thier practice if they wish, with a deadline to do so.S orted!
The usual disconnect with what's actually happening on the ground, doesn't Cameron talk to Hunt and Alexander?
No funding increase for six years and abolition of MPIG - where does he think the resources are going to come from?
And what happens when a patient who gets IHD sues us for negligence on the basis that we failed to prescribe according to the prevailing wisdom?
How unimaginative - we'll force doctors to train as GPs because they can't get hospital training posts......well surely junior doctors will look at Australia etc and leave.......the only way to promote a positive view of general practice is to stop clobbering GPs, pay us properly and stop micromanaging us with referral management centres, downgrading our gatekeeper role, stop trying to control prescribing......... in other words give us back the autonomy that made our job worthwhile........morale is the real problem, and I have never seen morale amongst my colleagues as low as it is now........
And don't forget the demise of local complaint mechanisms caused by the reorganisation into NHSE as a contributory factor.
All part of the cunning plan to put GP services out to tender to the big corporates and end the corner shop GP provision (which patients prefer)..........
Practices will need to consider whether it is economic to continue providing diabetic checkups, or to withdraw the service completely (and presumably refer all to the hospital diabetic clinic, just like the good old days!)
GPC negotiates extension to named GP deadline as practices face extra paperwork due to lack of IT codes
we're EMIS and using the code 67D5 for this, and will run the code conversion program to convert to 67DJ when the code arrives.........hope this helps some of you