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Practices will not be reimbursed for locum cover from day one if GPs self-isolate


As always on almost every matter regarding general practice the government is seemingly deaf. It takes months and months of relentless campaigning for anything to happen - they eventually changed pension rules, but how long did that take, and really how much is that actually going to achieve, and wasnt that basically about hospital Drs anyway? There appears to be a red hot 'hot-line' between secondary care and government but when it comes to primary care, where they are about to dump pretty much anything that isnt coronovirus and where the staff are in direct contact with everybody ill outside the disinfected corridors of hospital we seem to be communicating with government by second-class snail mail. Why aren't we getting tested? How the hell are we supposed to be visiting everyone at home without PPE? Why on earth arent locum costs being covered for absent staff? I read today they are considering paying the wages of restaurant staff - GPs? Who are they and why on earth would they be involved? 'Oh GPs ..yeah..we'd forgotten about them, they aren' part of our 'models' ..urrr...sorry we'll get back to you on that ..cant you see were busy just now' .We're being set up to be the country's silent super spreaders, which will become apparent in some worthy research paper published 6 months after the virus has eventually passed - it's frankly nuts

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20 Mar 2020

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