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Professor Simon Gregory: ‘I want GPs to feel valued – that’s not universal yet’


After 25 years in GP, every working day I still draw on experience that I gained in hospital jobs: especially womens health and paediatrics, but also management of acutely poorly old folks and the odd life-threatening emergency. Some registrars dont seem to have the breadth of basic skills that they need: can't inject a joint, can't chop out a seb cyst, dont seem to be able to sign repeat prescriptions, can't take blood. But more importantly don't seem to know about claiming a fee for items of service, minor injuries, locally commissioned services, or capturing disgnoses and QOF codes in the records. They are heading for salaried jobs, so the bottom line of the practice is of no interest to them. HEE is not teaching them or testing them on the right stuff. They aren't being taught how to be partners in a small business, because HMG has no intention of there being any in the near future, just PCNs ripe for selling off to Trump's cronies with all the usual sweeteners from the tax-payer

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09 Oct 2019

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