This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

pul jul aug2020 cover 80x101px
Read the latest issue online

Independents' Day

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

DH 'told workforce review to ignore GP numbers'

Comment

I think Ivan has made a valid point - it's about vocation. We need to get back to 24/7/365 responsibility - it's the only way to make General Practice credible again. I think that sadly a lot of doctors regard General Practice as a career and feel they can work part-time, opt-out of things, go on holiday, have a family etc. We need to target recruitment to let the future generation know that General Practice is a 24/7/365 vocation not a career. They need to forget about pay, family life, or themselves and devote themselves to their patients. I'm sure Ivan would gladly work for free if it would help the cause but he like many others is constrained by being forcibly paid a salary. We should also look at cutting pay and changing T&Cs as that saving could go back into the NHS to pay for badly needed management consultants and more analysis of ways we can re-organize the NHS again preferably by folks who don't work in the front line as they know how best to do things. Thank goodness we have a conservative government who are already looking into this, I look forward to the forced contract changes that the right honorable Jeremy Hunt will impose - I am sure in the end the BMA will let it happen as they know not to rock the boat.

Posted date

01 Aug 2015

Posted time

0:39am

required
required
required