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Lets (dis) Encourage (job) Satisfaction, or LES for short

Thanks to practice nurse Helen Greenslade for sending us this new LES specification, which aims to level out happiness and satisfaction inequalities in general practice by implementing many smaller and more difficult hoops for GPs to jump through, thereby eradicating any outlying 'happy' or 'satisfied' GPs still in practice.

Thanks to practice nurse Helen Greenslade for sending us this new LES specification, which aims to level out happiness and satisfaction inequalities in general practice by implementing many smaller and more difficult hoops for GPs to jump through, thereby eradicating any outlying 'happy' or 'satisfied' GPs still in practice.



Background

This is the most important LES to be issued today. It remains aligned to every other LES, DES and QOF target, in that it requires all staff to increase the quality and number of hoops to be jumped through, whilst decreasing the size of hoop to be navigated.

Also, in line with recent guidelines this LES must be acted on immediately whilst ensuring that no other ball be dropped.

Specifics and Statistics

We now have very poor data, produced by no-one we know, showing that there are too many members of GP staff who stubbornly remain happy in their work. These figures of contentment at work are higher than the national average and need to be resolved.

Action Plan

All clinicians must now regularly and without notice change their practice at the the drop of a hat. This is because no-one is vlever enough to let doctors get on with their job without extreme levels of interference.

Practices are asked to ensure that at every opportunity any member of staff showing high levels of job satisfaction must be brought into line with the nationally average level of 'Dissatisfaction' and 'Demoralisation'.

Points will be awarded for any previously happy member of staff who can be shown via the relevant template to have increased their reliance on alcohol or cigarettes to help manage the stressors of work. Extra points will be awarded for any member of staff who resigns.

Final Notes

If this LES is not acted upon, it will become a mandatory DES, at which point the PCT in line with the PBC will commission a private company to move in and depress and demoralise staff on your behalf.

Please direct any questions to the number below where the computer generated speech recognition software will waste as much of your time as you would like.

Pulse team blog: The happiness LES

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