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anon2016

  • NHS England gives GPs until Monday to review patients who should be shielding

    anon2016's comment 09 Apr 2020 3:20pm

    I’d like to say I’m surprised. But not.
    I’d like to think that “lessons will be learned” about alienating a key workforce on whom we depend at times like this. But not.
    I’d like to think that people in NHSE really understood how to optimise healthcare provision in the short medium and long term. But sadly not.
    Even more sad that many of these are clinicians or ex-clinicians.

  • ​The virus that is set to change general practice forever

    anon2016's comment 27 Mar 2020 12:12pm

    Standing back, it’s clear that we have suffered a near terminal deterioration in trust between the profession and certain public bodies - GMC, CQC, NHSE etc.
    One thing that needs to change is that we need to start to practise evidence based policy making.
    The analogy with screening is interesting. No less than Sir Muir Gray famously remarked that “all screening does harm”. Does he mean that screening is universally bad? No. That screening has costs, benefits and unintended consequences? Of course. And yet regulation is viewed as an unarguably and invariably good thing - and the more the better.
    The CQC is a bad regulator. We need better quality regulation - “Right touch regulation” as the PSA puts it. The GMC needs to improve the quality of its regulation too. To lose the backing of virtually the whole profession is surely evidence of failure.
    Paradoxically, we need people drawn from the ranks of the critics here, to reform the regulators. But they would not enjoy the ride. And may not even be admitted.
    No easy answers. But as we get through this crisis, we should look at how we radically change these regulators. We need a healthy, happy and motivated workforce to get through this and the next crisis and the one after that. If the CQC and GMC do not change and change soon, we will not have that workforce.

  • NHS England and CQC deploy clinical staff to coronavirus frontline

    anon2016's comment 27 Mar 2020 12:07pm

    Standing back from the banter here, it’s clear that we have suffered a near terminal deterioration in trust between the profession and certain public bodies - GMC, CQC, NHSE etc.
    One thing that needs to change is that we need to start to practise evidence based policy making.
    The analogy with screening is interesting. No less than Sir Muir Gray famously remarked that “all screening does harm”. Does he mean that screening is universally bad? No. That screening has costs, benefits and unintended consequences? Of course. And yet regulation is viewed as an unarguably and invariably good thing - and the more the better.
    The CQC is a bad regulator. We need better quality regulation - “Right touch regulation” as the PSA puts it. The GMC needs to improve the quality of its regulation too. To lose the backing of virtually the whole profession is surely evidence of failure.
    Paradoxically, we need people drawn from the ranks of the critics here, to reform the regulators. But they would not enjoy the ride. And may not even be admitted.
    No easy answers. But as we get through this crisis, we should look at how we radically change these regulators. We need a healthy, happy and motivated workforce to get through this and the next crisis and the one after that. If the CQC and GMC do not change and change soon, we will not have that workforce.

  • We at the GMC understand the burden you are shouldering

    anon2016's comment 26 Mar 2020 11:12pm

    *Dr Bowa Garba. Apologies.

  • We at the GMC understand the burden you are shouldering

    anon2016's comment 26 Mar 2020 11:09pm

    “Forgiveness is the scent left by the violet on the heel of the boot that crushed it.” So I really should be gracious.
    But the case of Dr Baba Gawa casts a long shadow.
    And apologies for going ad hominem, but what does Dame Clare really know or understand about delivering care to ordinary people in sub-standard circumstances?
    Not much I’ll guess.

  • NHS England and CQC deploy clinical staff to coronavirus frontline

    anon2016's comment 26 Mar 2020 11:00pm

    The CQC would only relinquish it’s God-given right to persecute the GP workforce into oblivion when those sanctimonious fugitives from the frontline who work for that malignant organisation would finally realise that they are more part of the problem than the solution.
    How can they sleep at night, knowing that their sadistic sycophancy has helped to lay waste the profession that we are now so acutely in need of?
    Shame, deep shame on them.

  • CQC to monitor GP practices through a 'remote' system during pandemic

    anon2016's comment 25 Mar 2020 6:25pm

    What a relief. The return of the regulators.
    Like a concrete life belt for a drowning profession. But digital. So must be better.
    I knew it. The sadistic sycophants will always find a way...

  • Hancock: GPs will be able to find out if they have had coronavirus 'very soon'

    anon2016's comment 25 Mar 2020 12:49pm

    I’m over 60, with a 3x mortality risk than the decade below me and fortunately not contracted to a practice at the movement.
    I think there’s a very good chance that that weird illness I had a month ago was Covid-19 but without serological reassurance, I’m not going to risk catching SARS-COV-2, passing it to my closest, or declining to see that patient F2F who turns out to have an illness that could have been diagnosed had I done so and being hung out to dry by the GMC et al.
    The legacy of poor Dr Baba Gowa casts a very long shadow...

  • Increased demand from GPs seeking legal support around coronavirus

    anon2016's comment 25 Mar 2020 12:43pm

    @5:04 Spot on. Very sadly, trust has been completely lost. We believe they “have it in for us” and that’s a very difficult situation to reverse.
    All the more reason, when this is over, to muzzle the drooling sadists at the GMC and CQC.
    But I fear they will be back, fully refreshed and zealous to act “in the best interests of the patient” whilst ignoring how demolishing the medical workforce does precisely the opposite.

  • GPs asked to review 1.5 million patients most at risk from coronavirus

    anon2016's comment 23 Mar 2020 1:33pm

    Time to regret the decimation of the primary care workforce by the collective efforts of the CQC, GMC and HMG, so that we are now woefully under-staffed to deal with this crisis. That is shameful.
    And the fact that once we have passed this peak, all those fugitives from the frontline and sadistic sycophants will take up their cudgels against the GPs once again and resume the torture. That's shameful.
    Watch it happen...

  • Prime Minister announces UK lockdown starting tonight

    anon2016's comment 22 Mar 2020 11:18am

    Stephen Powis says its shameful that people are stockpiling and denying NHS staff food. And it is.
    I tell you what is also shameful Stephen, sending out and cynically covering up out of date PPE.
    And nobody talks now about the decimation of the primary care workforce by the collective efforts of the CQC, GMC and HMG, so that we are now woefully under-staffed to deal with this crisis. That is shameful.
    And the fact that once we have passed this peak, all those fugitives from the frontline and sadistic sycophants will take up their cudgels against the GPs once again and resume the torture. That's shameful.
    Watch it happen...

  • PPE problems 'completely resolved' for hospitals 'and other care workers'

    anon2016's comment 22 Mar 2020 9:17am

    Masks with an expiry of 2016 covered with a sticker saying 2021? If the boot was on the other foot, they’d close your practice in a heartbeat and throw away the key.
    How can anyone ever work for the CQC again?

  • Government formally launches 'NHS needs you' campaign for retired GPs

    anon2016's comment 20 Mar 2020 11:11pm

    @9:29
    Don’t feel torn. Look after your Mum. The patients will always find another way. But you’re the only one for your Mum.

  • Government formally launches 'NHS needs you' campaign for retired GPs

    anon2016's comment 20 Mar 2020 5:27pm

    Having reflected (!) on this, I just feel so desperately sad about the comment that this makes about human nature. They have systematically abused us since the "disastrous 2004 contract" when they felt they'd been had over. And now there's no goodwill left at all and we are refusing to step into the jaws of medico-legal and regulatory hazard.
    Such a tragic waste of a once amazingly well motivated workforce. Not so long ago, that we had the problem of 70+ yr old GPs still wanting to work.
    So sad....

  • GMC asks 5,000 unlicensed GPs to return to work in coronavirus crisis

    anon2016's comment 19 Mar 2020 11:26pm

    @11:04
    You make one mistake, and they’ll make a smoothie out of your gonads.

  • GMC asks 5,000 unlicensed GPs to return to work in coronavirus crisis

    anon2016's comment 19 Mar 2020 10:53pm

    *and I’m delighted that most readers of these posts will not know what a 1-in2 means either.
    Good on you.
    “Don’t look back, it’s not where you’re headed.”

  • GMC asks 5,000 unlicensed GPs to return to work in coronavirus crisis

    anon2016's comment 19 Mar 2020 10:48pm

    I spent 20 years digging my tunnel out of that dungeon.
    And if they think I’m sleep-walking back into multiple jeopardy and sadistic vilification, then they’ve obviously forgotten what a 1-in-2 rota was.

  • GMC defers revalidation for GPs to 'free up vital time' for coronavirus

    anon2016's comment 18 Mar 2020 11:03pm

    @10:15 - spot on. Let’s hope these changes endure and become “re-frozen” into the new modus operandi.
    @10:57 - what is the net benefit from CQC and A&R? What is the NNH?

  • Government tables emergency legislation amid coronavirus crisis

    anon2016's comment 18 Mar 2020 2:57pm

    I foresee a tsunami of retirees...

  • Out-of-date face masks distributed to GPs 'safe' to use, says Government

    anon2016's comment 17 Mar 2020 10:34pm

    I simply say, can you imagine what would happen if the boot was on the other foot?
    Not only peddling out of date equipment but cynically concealing it.
    Can any one of us have the depravity to work for those sadistic sycophants in the CQC, GMC etc?