17 July

Mr Hunt is not in many peoples good books that work in the healthcare industry after his ultimatum he gave in his speech at The King’s Fund yesterday. Mr Hunt claims:

“There will now be 6 weeks to work with BMA union negotiators before a September decision point. But be in no doubt: if we can’t negotiate, we are ready to impose a new contract.” [1]

This has left little choice for those consultants that disagree with the health secretary. Although he took a patient care approach it is needless to say we are all aware of the real issues that face Dr’s and the help staff that work in these environments.

This has led us to think about the Primary Care sector, alongside RCGP chairwoman Dr Maureen Baker who has something to say to Mr Hunt. They believe that GP’s will also be attacked next, as the government has already promised that every patient will have access to a GP appointment from 8am to 8pm weekdays and at weekends by 2020.

Dr Maureen Baker instead argued that:

“Many GP practices are already running extended opening hours but forcing GPs to do this would present a massive risk to patient safety by creating exhausted and overworked GPs…We also fear that it could precipitate a mass exodus from the profession, and it is our patients who will bear the brunt.” [2]

Instead she proposes more focus should be on the already existing out of hours service which is 24/7. If they had better resources to make the public aware of their services there would be more access to better GP’s.

Let us know what your thoughts are.

[1] Onmedica.com,. ‘Onmedica – News – Health Secretary Gives Doctors Ultimatum On Seven-Day Service’. N.p., 2015. Web. 17 July 2015.

 [2] Gponline.com,. ‘RCGP Fears Gps Are Next As Hunt Threatens To Impose Seven-Day Consultant Contract | Gponline’. N.p., 2015. Web. 17 July 2015.

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