One of the great things about being a doctor is that you can have several jobs and roles at the same time. Most of you know that my main job is simply seeing patients, but I also train doctors in the practice, appraise doctors outside of the practice, assess people with serious mental illness for… Read More »
We discovered a month ago that our contract with the government to provide your care could be rescinded by the government without any discussion with the practice at all!! This is a surprise because when we signed the contract 15 years ago we had a lot of guaranteed safeguards in place. What I hadn’t appreciated… Read More »
Would you Adam and Eve it. We’ve had a visit from the CCG (Clinical Commissioning Group) prescribing team and we’ve been bad boys (and girls) when it comes to the prescribing of antibiotics. I wouldn’t have minded but ordinarily when it comes to prescribing antibiotics we usually stick to guidance and generally I reckon we… Read More »
You won’t believe it but Dorset Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) has commissioned an outside agency to undertake a root and branch review of the Health Service locally. Actually if you work in the NHS you won’t be in the least bit surprised because we seem to be forever navel gazing and reviewing things.
2013 is a momentous year for the NHS and for General Practice. The pessimists amongst us may view 2013 as the year that bureaucracy finally conquered the last bastion of resistance in the NHS, General Practice.