Retired but still working
Why does Hancock keep banging on about online appointment booking when there are no f*****g GPs at the other end to provide the appointments
If you have 5000 registered patients and Crapita say you have 4900 why don’t you just deregister 100 of your worst patients and tell them to f**k off and get a new GP
For goodness sake work to your contract and just say no, not my problem
Too little too late. Appraisal and revalidation are just two of the mosquito bites that irritate GPs. There are so many other bites that sorting these two out will make little difference to the exodus
Just keep prescribing until our lily-livered government blacklists otc meds. No complaints and no breach of contract. Simples
Doesn’t matter whether or not you are trained. You will not be funded-end of.
I don't see the problem with this. Patients are entitled to an NHS script if you feel the need to prescribe. If the government wants to limit prescribing it can blacklist the drugs just as it did in the 1980's. I couldn't give a stuff about local initiatives
Oh boy. If your practice area includes one of these institutions you might as well close the doors and walk away. Your already slim chance of new recruitment has just gone to zero.
How many of the 26 Lincolnshire recruits are
a) still in the UK
B) seeing the number and range of patients seen by a "normal" UK GP?
There is no mention of GP involvement in this study. I see no reason why these measures could not be initiated by the rheumatology nurse practioner. Why waste more GP appointments in a futile effort to get fat people to lose weight. They rarely do
Why do GP trainees need to do any hospital jobs after registration? Most of the jobs seem to have little relevance to GP and they are treated as a extra pair of hands. At the very least they should only be doing outpatient clinics which would seem much more relevant to their future job. 3 years spent in GP might be more useful.
Too little too late. I still do 2-3 session/week but I will stop when next MDO bill drops through the letterbox
Yet again a GP confusing his contract with saving the NHS. Your responsibility is to fulfil the contract you have with NHSE, nothing more and nothing less. Saving the NHS is Jeremy Hunt's responsibility, not yours. And as for being the patient's friend - for Heaven's sake get rid of the cardigan. No good deed goes unpunished in NHS general practice. Switch on at 8.30 and switch off at 18.30. It's just a job.
£13,333 per GP
£15,000 per nurse practitioner
Says it all really.
I am recently retired but still working as a locum. I don't have to do it but I still enjoy seeing patients and I am swamped with offers of work. If I want to have a month off I simply don't book any work. I would not have that flexibility with salaried work and if pushed into that work I would simply stop, reducing the NHS workforce by another experienced GP. NHSE and Stevens are on a different planet to the coalface workers.
#traditionalgp - why are you doing all this? It is not your job to save the NHS. Your job is to deliver the contract you have agreed/signed, nothing more and nothing less. I am sorry to say but well-meaning GPs like you are actually part of the problem.You need to learn that "No" is a sentence and needs no further explanation.
Agree that 10 sessions is unsustainable but 8 or 9 probably is without all the partnership crap. Not all Lincolnshire practices are in shitholes. Many really nice practices are recruiting, partly because no-one knows where Lincolnshire is. Come and do a locum here before you write us off. You might be surprised.