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Is this the way forward for general practice?


(1) The inexplicable phenomenon is in fact this GP forward view should have been announced by the Secretary of State NOT the chief executive of NHSE , simply because the latter was never elected in a general election . And to answer all these questions about the logistics which inevitably involves how to spend this presumably new money , one would expect announcement as well as reassurance from the Treasury. Sorry to see Dr Madan , for instance , had to represent NHSE to answer PULSE instead and it obviously begs the question of where the hell is the Secretary of State representing the government elected by people ?This is about political ethics and is undeniable . Interestingly , the education secretary had to 'bravely' face the public to announce full academisation on her own. (2) In a time when there is a historically poor relationship between the government and the medical profession, more needs to be said and done by the real power holders to restore trust and repair damaged relationship before one can move on with any 'new plan'. This is yet to be achieved. (3) The use of various jargons and rhetorics(models of protected learning events, resilience schemes, recruitment initiatives, receptionist navigation training, medical assistants training to manage correspondence, enhanced self-care, local minor ailment schemes and social prescribing schemes etc ) is fine in summarising intentions but yet to convince people real solutions in every day life are to happen in local practices in the frontline. I do believe if there is a political will , there is a political way but had to be delivered by those trustworthy......... Once again , there is only a fine line between a politically correct diplomatic solution and a dangerously flawed hypocritical disaster ...,,.

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30 Apr 2016

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