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Dr Mike Bewick: ‘Wouldn’t you want to know what your patients think of you?’

NHS England’s deputy medical director Dr Mike Bewick speaks with Pulse reporter Madlen Davies about NHS England’s consultation on the future of primary care.

Dr Bewick explains the rationale for including ideas such as plans to publish ratings of GP practices, a named GP for vulnerable patients and incentives for federated practices in their public consultation.

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  • NO

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  • Shame on you both

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  • No, no, no, no!

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  • so are they going to consult with gps or just impose their sanctimonius rubbish on us..in their usual bullying manner......even the least competent manager would ask the opinions of those at the sharp end so their theories can be leavened with reality......

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  • I would like my GP to know what I think of him, how worried I am about his own wellbeing, for him to know that I can see how tired and exhausted his, for him to understand that I see how frustrating it must be to work so for a thankless organisation (the NHS) that does nothing bur criticise his every move. I do want him to know I wonder why the heck he allows himself to be treated do badly by folk who haven;t a clue what it must be like to be a caring person but to have his hands tied by a government that doesn't even know what caring means.
    I want my GP to know that I value his right to a private life with his own family, time to rest and recharge his batteries so that he is capable of listening to my needs and providing me with care without struggling to concentrate due to all the other issues. I want my GP to perform miracles, but alas we cannot have all that wish for ...
    The more you promise patients, the more they will want, a bare fact of life, but at the expense of my GP's health ... no way!

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