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How I pulled my practice out of special measures


Thank you for taking the time to read the article. I came to know from my GP friends that this was published. It was a real hard time for me and the team and we are glad that we have sailed across fine. CCG representative helped us so much in developing guidelines, policies and protocols. The so called ‘unsafe’ prescription of DMARDs and Warfarin as per CQC was a problem in all the practices locally and CCG is now closely working with hospital to develop an appropriate shared care protocol. I took guidance from Nigel’s surgery website while developing the protocols. Medicine Management Team and CCG representative suggested I took over the prescribing and few other responsibilities to improve the situation while the senior partner was still on. This partner later unfortunately became long term sick and eventually retired straight from the sick leave. With increasing CQC issues and huge managerial and administrative responsibilities most doctors are now leaving partnership and doing locum work for better earning and peace of mind. NHSE need to provide more support to practices.

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20 Apr 2018

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