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Workload survey: 'We are working beyond the safe level'


Why is it we are the only industry that isn't allowed to create safe working conditions by limiting workload, then have to take the blame when errors occur? The RCGP/BMA is failing here.... we are the professionals and should be advising the government what to do, not the other way around...... if I were in charge of the RCGP id want to know in confidence who had made the overtones and would encourage all GPs to record, covertly if necessary, all contacts regarding safety to clarify the picture here and ensure that if an error occurred after reporting of workload issued that the bodies, individuals who are trying to ignore these safety issues are publicly named and included in any litigation where error occurs. RCGP should be on the offence here, if they are responsible for GP standards as they say they do on their website, they're not supposed to be here to cosy up to other organisations.... ..... standards include safe working conditions for patients and doctors alike. If NHS England is making this impossible, then perhaps we should be taking legal action against them on the basis of knowingly creating unsafe working practices? We should insist that GPs withdraw their service from unsafe practices. Perhaps we need to enlist the aid of the media here, e.g. Panorama to investigate those in charge of these organisations and look at how their performance compares to other safety related industries. We have to up our game and become more media savvy, you can't make an omelette without breaking eggs.... if there is not enough resource to provide a safe service then the government needs to say so... and take appropriate damage limitation measures... e.g. statute of limitations..... is there anyone else out there who feel there safety concerns are being ignored? Another great area for Pulse to Investigate.....

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13 May 2019

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