Dunning Kruger epitomised.
“Extraordinary times”, “better than nothing”, “peddling negativity”
All excuses that the CQC/GMC/PHE would willingly accept if we were “caught red handed” using 4 YEAR out of date equipment on patients, I am so dreadfully sure.
One rule for the inspectors, and another for the inspected.
Shameless, scandalous and shocking.
A bunch of unaccountable and unregulated sadistic sycophants - doing way more harm than good. If it were a drug it would have been banned ages ago and there'd be a national inquiry.
The best thing we can do for our colleagues and the profession is to discourage everyone from working for them.
I still don't think they understand the alignment of malign influences at work here - CQC, A&R, GMC, demographic workload, adverse press, etc, etc. Pensions are just one (albeit very significant) part of a deadly cocktail.
Linking this to Simon Stevens' views on continuity, expressed at the recent think tank in Windsor, we need to recognise that it's a lethal combination of Pensions, A&R, GMC hazard, Demographic workload, CQC et al that is really responsible for the decimation of GP.
To correct this perfect storm - if it were possible for anyone - would require a combination of systems thinking and the power to make meaningful changes that is way beyond Simon's remit and abilities. Indeed beyond anyone's.
Except maybe the PM.
Ah, enough said...
Totally agree - I don't think I've seen anyone in power or influence connect continuity of care with either quality or health economic effectiveness.
Working at scale is fine, and it may well be that we simply can't / won't afford the "old style" continuity model - but we do need to admit that and not simply deny that it had a value. When you know your patients "managing demand" is not an oxymoron but part and parcel of the job.
OTOH, and allowing my facetious side to dominate, I do like KelvarCardie's response. Less is more, KC. Respect!
Come on Pulse! Do a decent campaign - Enlighten Simon!
What Simon needs is a dose of candid reality from the Frontline.
Why doesn't Pulse organise as many invitations as possible from the contributors here, for Simon to visit their practices? Those are the ones he needs to hear from, rather than the sycophants he usually listens to (I know some, and you need domperidone to listen to them)
In management speak - "genchi genbutsu!"
For a full explanation of HMG/DH/NHS strategy to cope with COVID-19.
You should think a bit longer about why people feel the need to post critical comments anonymously.
Come on now, it’s not hard....
You’re better off out it. It’s a vile and vindictive organisation. It beggars belief that anyone can think there’s a net benefit to the CQC’s existence.
And I speak as an ex-appraiser, having gone into it to help guide colleagues through A&R but left when it became clear I was part of the problem not the solution.
But there is no way on earth I could work for the CQC. Not even with an agenda of trying to make it fair and contributory. Awful beyond words...
7:19 - they are indeed answerable to no one. Unlike the GMC, GDC, NMC et al, who are regulated by the PSA.
This is just what you need when dealing with an incipient and pernicious epidemic - a bunch of sadistic sycophants creeping around the practice with their malignant scorecards.
Sam is right. Completely unacceptable. And terminally unsurprising. If they cancelled inspections they might have to do some real work again, having abstracted themselves from the frontline for an easier life. It’s like the Stanford Prison Experiment but for real.
"Forgiveness is the scent, left by the violet, on the heel that crushed it."
But it would still be way beyond me to dive back in.
"As ye sow, so shall ye reap."
“We would also take account of any relevant information about resource, guidelines or protocols in place at the time.'
Tell that to Dr Baba Gawa.
Don’t trust them. Likewise, the CQC.
Sadistic sycophants, the lot of them.
Redeploy all those sadistic sycophants in the CQC back to the frontline.
Could be a problem solver for all of us...
"More front than Sainsbury's".....
Get some of those sadistic sycophants in the CQC to do some real work for a change.
More guidelines from people who have either abstracted themselves from real frontline medicine or were never there in the first place. There is a special place in hell for the sadistic sycophants who populate the new managerial and regulatory elite.
Wo, wo, wo, guys! Or maybe woe, woe, woe..
Back in the day, of sense and sensibility, we had enough GPs to deal with coughs, colds and scabby ar*eholes and enough doctors in A&E (the clue is in the name) to deal with accidents and emergencies.
But then we also had sisters on the ward who ran the ward, administrators who administrated and doctors who doctored.
Much too sensible.
Fair question, well asked.
Collapse the OoH GP service and shift the workload to where the money has always been focused - hospitals.
“Until I came to IBM, I probably would have told you that culture was just one among several important elements in any organization's makeup and success — along with vision, strategy, marketing, financials, and the like... I came to see, in my time at IBM, that culture isn't just one aspect of the game, it is the game.“
And “the bottle neck is at the top of the bottle”... Anon
And the CQC does not have a regulator itself. It is unaccountable. Unlike the GMC, NMC, GDC etc, which are regulated and overseen by the PSA.