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RCGP appointing 'ambassadors' to promote GP Forward View

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1. everybody agrees demand is going up 2. everybody agrees that supply is going down (real terms funding and staff) 3. everybody (now) agrees we have a staffing crisis across the board - the NHS five year forward view is in recognition of this and JH and SS have come out to say they have recognized that General Practice has been starved of funds. 4. one of the contributing factors to the Mid-Staffs scandal was staffing issues - if you do not look after staff (proper experienced staffing numbers) you will get poor care. 5. the lengthening of waiting times etc demonstrates the public are already getting poor care right now 6. the 5YF is a 'promise' that things are going to be done but is package to help primary care not GPs. The crisis is now and things need to done right now. 7. the RCGP has decided to back the 5YF as they see there is no other option to 'save' the NHS and primary care. 8. The GPC vote shows that GPs (who voted) realize that something needs to be done now and that the 5YF doesn't to anything for GPs. 9. Things are going to get worse for individual GPs as locum costs are tackled, expenses goes up, more targets, income goes down, 7 day working, more expectations etc etc 10. the 5YF will help some GPs but ignores a lot of frontline GPs for whom there is nothing to lose from leaving the NHS. For some GPs they will be better off in private independent practice. This is the reality. 11. The 5YF is classic divide and rule.

Posted date

30 May 2016

Posted time

12:24pm

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