This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

CAMHS won't see you now

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

‘I want to reduce the burden on GPs’

Comment

Dear Steve, There is no doubt that a tiny handful of GP practices could be labelled as unsafe. Just as a tiny proportion of doctors are also unsafe. In order to mitigate against these circumstances, obviously some kind of performance management is required. But this system requires literally hundreds of hours of work to achieve success for a practice which is already performing well. The pressures we are under are so immense with underfunding and recruitment issues, yet we have been forced to spend our over stretched hours on this. I am also fairly shocked to discover that you were instrumental in bringing about the health and social care act; an act which has fragmented the NHS and encouraged the market like never before. It is clear where your political bread is buttered.

Posted date

16 Oct 2015

Posted time

0:01am

required
required
required