Just seen on sky news those released from the Wirral quarantine were bussed to lime street station to get on trains home !!! Yesterday quarantine today put on crowded trains !! Good job the virus can tell exactly when 2 weeks is up !
Not long enough in hospital at all especially considering since ' my day ' in the 1980s hospital doctors work shifts and not 4 day on calls ( which were terrible but you did gain a lot of experience) .
Sort of hoping they find vaping is more dangerous than cigarette smoking. Hate the vile stuff. Clouds of fumes that you know have been inside someone's lungs blown selfishly all over you when you are walking down the street. Even in a queue of traffic you can smell the stuff being blown out several cars ahead. If it is so wonderful keep your car windows closed. Waiting for the as yet undiscovered harms to appear and then will be happy when they go back to smoking cigarettes again.
Hypocritical RCGP and its complicity in Appraisal and revalidation is contributing to the problem. Appraisal being due was the last straw that led me to quit. Thank you RCGP for helping me make best decision ever !!!
Agree with truth finder, GP`s need to move private like dentists and the NHS can then buy our services if they want to ! Soon it will be viable for more GP`s to start up private practices anyway as ever more people will pay to not wait a month for an appointment.
Agree with Stelvio. No matter how much money is put in, the NHS would never have enough. Whichever party is in power this fact would remain.The only way is some sort of insurance based system where the poorer get some sort of subsidy. A sort of dentists but better system. People would have to pay to be seen but the poorer could get refunded. Heath tourists would also need to pay rather than get treated for free with a blind eye turned as at present.
Of course no politician would dare to suggest this as the media would crucify them for ' destroying the NHS' so it will be left to crumble as it is.
Agree completely with the above comments. Yes there are a few patients who are very deserving and do not qualify for the benefits but the few are very heavily outweighed by the many who would be perfectly able to work but choose not to. As the patients gp it is difficult to refuse when people ask for a sick note particularly as there is no longer an option to 'tip off' the dss that you believe the patient is 'pulling a fast one' without the patient finding out. Better that the decision is taken away from GPs completely.
I see of course that the RCGP has decided to not side with the GP`s decision on this issue :
Of all the political promises so far that`s the most ridiculous pack of lies of the lot !
Labour will have such a high tax rate the pensions problems will be dwarfed out of significance because it will not pay any GP to work more than a couple of days a week anyway.
Even if they do, they will not want to as they will no longer be able to pass what they earn to their children because of Labours proposed maximum £125000 limit to inheritance.
This article sums up perfectly how being a gp in the nhs is made ever more difficult in so many ways by those on high. Excellent article. The first paragraph paints the picture exactly. Well said.
What are the bma doing getting involved in political arguments like this ? It is supposed to be standing up for doctors not taking political stands on other issues.
If it does still insist on declaring a , 'climate emergency', It should be taking steps to get the medical profession to improve access to birth control and encouraging people not to breed. It is people having too many children that are causing the planet to run out of resources. This is the aspect that doctors could actually do the most about so if they want to say anything the should be campaigning for doctors to stop people having children.
Ridiculous. They should never have reduced subscriptions in the first place. Knowing I would retire early I called them attempting to continue paying the old higher rate including run off cover, but they refused. No run off cover available.
Now having taken early retirement I am told I cannot pay a one off sum to discharge my liabilities for run off cover but have to wait and see what they want me to pay them ( they don't know yet) every year for run off cover and have to continue paying it for as many years as they say. Goodbye pension.
Doctordog .. Just get your receptionists to ask them when they book the appointment and put it on the screen. It has improved our work no end now we can plan ahead, read relevant letters and results etc before calling the patients in.
RCGP/Helen. Stop making us waste so much time doing appraisals and we will have more time to see our patients.
Helen Stokes Lampard and the like should not take sides in this debate.
Many of my patients voted to leave because, for example, they could not get housing to live in or appointments to see the GP because they were taken up by Eastern Europeans.
Their democratic decision to leave is what is being overturned by the 'establishment'.
Yes, GP`s should of course engage in politics and be free to state their own personal opinions, but they should not make political declarations on behalf of other Doctors.
This year's qof requires we audit and take people off nsaids so with this, that leaves us with .. Paracetamol .. To offer. Easy for the pen pushers to say what we must not do .. What alternatives do they advise ?
The people who voted him in voted Conservative, they did not vote for a libdem MP.
We no longer live in a democratic country.
Votes are ignored and overruled which is very sad.
Scrap Appraisal or make it once every 5 years and some of us who are about to leave might be willing/permitted to do a few sessions a week to help out for a while before they gently close the door behind them for good.
At the moment, the door is slammed shut and locked so you can`t get back in if you don`t go through all the rigmarole of Appraisal.
How many GP`s, particularly single handed ones needing that "half day" to catch up will simply say "To h++ll with this" and quit and hand back their contracts. Far less, not more appointments.
Of course destroying single handed GPs is all in the plan from on high but that is yet more appointments lost.
If you want more appointments, change or scrap appraisal, I`m leaving for good in 6 weeks time at 54 because I can`t face another appraisal.
My last appraisal was such a pile of hassle to do, I decided to give up and retire, at 54 when my next appraisal is due in 3 Months time. The local appraisal team for NHS England lost no time in telling me i had to immediately fill in a form to take myself off the performers list on the expiry of my appraisal. Once I am off it, I know I would face a mountain of paperwork to be able to get back on it. Were it not for this I am sure I would come back and do a few sessions a week at least; but this option is not now there. What is the point of seeking foreign GP`s or other new GPs when the system actively promotes experienced GPs to leave. Once every 56 years perhaps would be more appropriate. Many more patients will die through not being able to see a GP because there are none left than because of another Shipman. ( who we all know would have sailed through) .