Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Kind of puts it in perspective...

So, GPs are overpaid according to Patsy, right?

Loads of stuff in the news over the last six months about it.

Look at this.

Says it all really.


Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Well, the newish system of providing out-of-hours (OOH) care hasn't benefited anyone except doctors.

Could have told you that...

The BBC this morning reported on the Parliamentary Select Committee's report on the rehash of OOH care. Apparently it is "shambolic".

What a surprise.

Well, we did tell them that it would be expensive. We did point out that market forces would take over.

But I was cross when I heard some MP from the Committee (and I'm afraid I'm not sure who he was) say on air that GP's were "Laughing all the way to the bank".

WHAT?! We give up 6% of our budget to opt out of OOH care provision, and we're laughing all the way to the bank? How do work that out, idiot?

Despite the fact that the BBC were quite clear that the responsibility now rests with PCTs, that one comment at the end of the report on the Today program once again tried to make it seem as though we are money grabbing unscrupulous shysters.

Well, shame on you in Westminster. Get your own house in order before casting aspersions. And put the blame where it lies: on the Department of Health and its Secretary of State.