Cash incentives may attract much-needed doctors to Colchester

Cash incentives may attract much-needed doctors to Colchester

Cash incentives may attract much-needed doctors to Colchester

First published in Countywide

DOCTORS could be offered financial incentives to come and work for Colchester’s hardpressed GP surgeries.

Many of the borough’s practices are finding it hard to attract doctors, putting GPs under huge strain and leaving patients struggling to get appointments.

Countywide, official statistics show Essex has 143 GPs fewer than NHS England says it should have.

In an effort to attract more doctors into general practice, senior health bosses are thought to be considering offering “golden hello” incentives similar to the ones already on offer in Clacton and Braintree.

Under the Clacton and Braintree schemes, new GPs are given signing- on bonuses of as much £10,000 if they take a job with a practice in the area and stayat least two years.

Full details of any such deal for Colchester have yet to be finalised, but it will be discussed at a meeting next month.

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6:42pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Nom De Plume says...

Ah that spells a lot out to me why some of them here especially the new bods, are the most rudest and arrogant so called professionals I have come across in 60 odd years in this borough. Of course we can see that they can get away with what they want, because there is no one to do the jobs, so they say ? So it is a like it and lump it bitter sweet sugared pill to take, along with all the other rubbish junk and bad diagnosis they are stuffing down our throats. Oh well the gazette will have a field day when the NHS Purge takes place like what happened to the Larry Olivier dentists this year ? Dead bodies all over the shop, law suits all and sundry, this is an accident waiting to happen surely ?
Ah that spells a lot out to me why some of them here especially the new bods, are the most rudest and arrogant so called professionals I have come across in 60 odd years in this borough. Of course we can see that they can get away with what they want, because there is no one to do the jobs, so they say ? So it is a like it and lump it bitter sweet sugared pill to take, along with all the other rubbish junk and bad diagnosis they are stuffing down our throats. Oh well the gazette will have a field day when the NHS Purge takes place like what happened to the Larry Olivier dentists this year ? Dead bodies all over the shop, law suits all and sundry, this is an accident waiting to happen surely ? Nom De Plume
  • Score: 2

9:37pm Mon 25 Aug 14

Angry of Lexden says...

Ah, Nom De Plume, I can see from the symptoms you present exactly what your problem is. The diagnose is clear, as is the treatment required - a ten litre iced vinegar enema. Now drop your pants and bend over!
Ah, Nom De Plume, I can see from the symptoms you present exactly what your problem is. The diagnose is clear, as is the treatment required - a ten litre iced vinegar enema. Now drop your pants and bend over! Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -5

11:48pm Mon 25 Aug 14

greenbroker says...

That's what you get with London weighting. If they paid decent wages locally, there might not be so many commuters. Train fares might be cheaper as well.
That's what you get with London weighting. If they paid decent wages locally, there might not be so many commuters. Train fares might be cheaper as well. greenbroker
  • Score: -2

1:34am Tue 26 Aug 14

Angry of Lexden says...

greenbroker wrote:
That's what you get with London weighting. If they paid decent wages locally, there might not be so many commuters. Train fares might be cheaper as well.
Greenbroker, as I understand the stats, the population has increased over and above the number of medics being trained and qualified in the uk - a shortage plain and simple. I know for a fact the existing medics, from where ever are doing horrendous hours per week in any town. It seems Essex is worse - could it be that our county is known as the pits! - and us every medics last choice.
[quote][p][bold]greenbroker[/bold] wrote: That's what you get with London weighting. If they paid decent wages locally, there might not be so many commuters. Train fares might be cheaper as well.[/p][/quote]Greenbroker, as I understand the stats, the population has increased over and above the number of medics being trained and qualified in the uk - a shortage plain and simple. I know for a fact the existing medics, from where ever are doing horrendous hours per week in any town. It seems Essex is worse - could it be that our county is known as the pits! - and us every medics last choice. Angry of Lexden
  • Score: -5

8:54am Tue 26 Aug 14

Nom De Plume says...

Angry of Lexden wrote:
Ah, Nom De Plume, I can see from the symptoms you present exactly what your problem is. The diagnose is clear, as is the treatment required - a ten litre iced vinegar enema. Now drop your pants and bend over!
Ah A.O.L.
I much prefer Coffee in colonic irrigation, it has that waft of class about it.
I am surprised you advocate plunging implements and items into others bodies, after spending all summer in the "Lobby The Yellow Budgie Campaign".
I suppose no tree tree cutting for you today "Too Wet Old Chum" ?
You might want to try those secateurs around your neither regions ?
It may bring hope and probably save you a long wait on the Prostate Urology Listings ? Another NHS Utter Fiasco !
[quote][p][bold]Angry of Lexden[/bold] wrote: Ah, Nom De Plume, I can see from the symptoms you present exactly what your problem is. The diagnose is clear, as is the treatment required - a ten litre iced vinegar enema. Now drop your pants and bend over![/p][/quote]Ah A.O.L. I much prefer Coffee in colonic irrigation, it has that waft of class about it. I am surprised you advocate plunging implements and items into others bodies, after spending all summer in the "Lobby The Yellow Budgie Campaign". I suppose no tree tree cutting for you today "Too Wet Old Chum" ? You might want to try those secateurs around your neither regions ? It may bring hope and probably save you a long wait on the Prostate Urology Listings ? Another NHS Utter Fiasco ! Nom De Plume
  • Score: 3

12:19pm Tue 26 Aug 14

sam vines says...

Is cash incentives the right way to select the best doctors for the job . Why not take the radical approach and buy houses in the area and offer rent free accommodation whilst they work in the practice.
Is cash incentives the right way to select the best doctors for the job . Why not take the radical approach and buy houses in the area and offer rent free accommodation whilst they work in the practice. sam vines
  • Score: 2

10:56pm Tue 26 Aug 14

TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell says...

sam vines wrote:
Is cash incentives the right way to select the best doctors for the job . Why not take the radical approach and buy houses in the area and offer rent free accommodation whilst they work in the practice.
Bl**dy brilliant idea and so simple

Hat off to you Sam
[quote][p][bold]sam vines[/bold] wrote: Is cash incentives the right way to select the best doctors for the job . Why not take the radical approach and buy houses in the area and offer rent free accommodation whilst they work in the practice.[/p][/quote]Bl**dy brilliant idea and so simple Hat off to you Sam TheBrotherhoodOfTheBell
  • Score: 2

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