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Could a chain reaction of criticism blow Hunt away?

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So let’s get this straight: I am writing a blog about a story in Pulse about a study in the RCGP publication the BJGP about comments from Pulse readers on stories about organisations like the RCGP which found that those comments are quite critical of such organisations, and this story in Pulse about a study in the RCGP publication the BJGP about comments from Pulse readers on stories about organisations like the RCGP which found that those comments are quite critical of such organisations has attracted quite a lot of criticism of organisations like the RCGP.

Also, according to the authors ‘thematic analysis’, we GPs are generally a bit pissed off, too.

Hats off to the BJGP/RCGP. The noble BJGP organ is often derided for publishing the fluffy, the vacuous and the irrelevant, yet here it is getting down and dirty with some coalface GPs. Forget hard data and statistical analysis about retirements, resignations, mergers, practice closures, suicides and so on. When you’ve got the combined rantings of a handful of burnt out GPs like me catharting in the Pulse comments section between Monday morning heartsinks, who needs facts?

Besides, this sends a very clear message to the Government. The entire GP workforce, and especially one or two of us, is at breaking point, and Something Must be Done. So let’s keep the momentum up. That slight breeze you can feel stirring in the corridors of Whitehall could be the start of something bigger.

This sends a clear message that the entire GP workforce, and especially one or two of us, is at breaking point

Because if you comment on my blog about a story in Pulse about a study in the RCGP publication the BJGP about comments from Pulse readers on stories about organisations like the RCGP which found that those comments are quite critical of such organisations, which has generated further criticism of such organisations, and which is also symptomatic of a general pissed-offness, then further blogs and further comments will appear and spiral out of control, generating a hurricane of opinion which might just blow Jeremy Hunt away.

Or he might just think he’s got something in his eye.

Dr Tony Copperfield is a jobbing GP in Essex

 

 

 

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Readers' comments (12)

  • Dear Dr Copperfield, You seem to have been at breaking point for at least the last 20 years or so. Fact is you have n't broken yet. I have a sneaking suspicion that you will survive to a happy retirement. Just joking, I enjoy your articles, They have kept me from breaking down.

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  • If it’s broken you don’t have to worry about breaking it.

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  • Instead of a chain reaction what about a chain-saw?

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  • Hunt is probably doing a lot of folks a favour as is the home office.
    No complaints, no CQC, no GMC, no NICE, no Capita, no appraisal, no revalidation, no rising defence fees, no lease fee bombshells, no burnout like soldiers going to war, no Manslaughter charges.
    It still amazes me that young people want to become doctors. I blame the career officers for not telling them the true picture.If they did their job, the NHS would not just be 10000 doctors short, more like 50000.
    At least, the DM will be happy having got rid of all those lazy, greedy doctors getting paid 300000 for playing golf.

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  • 'Fair comment' Tony
    Like most of responses on Pulse.
    Unfortunately nobodies listening OR at least not yet (so you are maybe correct and agree 'keep it up').

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  • Mass resignations ?

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  • forget the butterflies wing in Thailand, what if 40,000 GPs all start clapping their hands, thats it .. yes .. and again .. ever so slowly .. and again .. now once more with feeling thats it .. I can hear you in Basildon, Liverpool, Plymouth, Eastbourne, Lincoln and East Kilbride .. come on my people, rise up and clap !

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  • Oh .. and on the subject of Hunt, I cant use any suitable language that the invigilator of this blog will allow!

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  • The DoH and GMC could make life so much easier for GPs. The BMA and RCGP could do more for GPs. So far it looks like Pulse beats the lot.

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  • Cobblers

    One down, Crudd has fallen on her sword or more likely pushed.

    Agent *unt. Your time is coming. Better sell those flats in Southampton quickly.

    COI Southampton graduate

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