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Pulse’s 2019 election manifesto - what GPs deserve from the next government

Pulse's take on the pledges that should have been included in the parties' manifestos

The main political parties have focused on GP numbers and longer-term investment. But general practice is in crisis now so, without immediate measures, attempts to increase the workforce will fail.

Here, we present our manifesto demands to take general practice out of its current plight.

 

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Readers' comments (6)

  • Summarised as "stop treating GP's like utter crap".

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  • Basically there is a massive bog roll buildup of Historic policy clusterf**ks now, that there is no way in hell even 5% of this will ever be sorted. How about GPs go private. Problem solved. Another pleasant side effect? GPs and their impotent leaders won’t have to whine and beg the government for mercy like peasants on a street corner every 2 years.

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  • What GPs deserve and what GPs get is written in history.

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  • What about having a local government of any sort accountable for health policy, Stormont will have been inactive and not sitting for 3 years soon and nobody is accountable for our collapsing health setup here!
    Politics?
    Dereliction of duty and care and shame to those who will canvas our votes on 12th December to re-elect them to Westminster, you do not deserve one single vote but sadly tribal politics here will prevail and the usual suspects will once again get elected, our MP is abstentionist and in the absence of stormont the highest level of political governance operating here are the local councils who are virtually powerless!
    A democracy????
    You would laugh if it weren’t so tragic and disgraceful
    Shame on all you politicians for abandoning any sore of governance for your own selfish reasons
    Shame on you all

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  • The CQC element they could do overnight if they really wanted to increase morale in GP. Would also result in a financial saving!
    I don't think that government really "gets it" though on how how deep the trouble is.

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  • |policenthieves | GP Partner/Principal|26 Nov 2019 7:16am
    I don't think that government really "gets it" though on how how deep the trouble is.

    - Ne'er a true'er word has been said. The government doesn't get it, period. Why? It's always easier to spend someone else's money. And socialism works until you run out of other people's money to spend. I could drop quotes all day :)

    And I don't see anywhere about actually reducing demand.... in terms of population size... And how about the solution as Harry suggests, to de-couple politics and healthcare???

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