It's not just GPs who chose to work fewer hours as a result of not being paid for the work they do:
Foundation year doctors are paid £27,689 after 5 years of studying. At an hourly rate this is less than a lot of retail workers - it's a disgrace.
The UK needs to seriously consider teaching both basic psychotherapy techniques and philosophy in secondary school to better equip the general public with necessary skills needed for life in general.
1. You can have major depression without psychosis
2. Since when are anti-psychotics addictive?
3. We do use non-pharmacological methods
This is why psychiatrists have morphed into "social policeman"
Could GPs please start diagnosing social depression as "Adjustment disorder" rather than "Major depression"
The reason you work for free is because it's engrained into your minds from as early as medical school then reinforced during foundation training.
"I got a phone call one early afternoon after a session saying I had left work undone. The PM seemed baffled when I pointed out that my hours were 0900-1200 and that I had left at 1210hrs. "But what about the repeats" she wailed."
I'd seriously like medical school interview panels to start quoting comments from Pulse prior to asking A-Level students "Why do you want to be a doctor?"
Wow just read the daily mail article on this:
The general public are treating NHS staff like items for sale in a vending machine!
"I'll have one doctor please. What nothing came out when I pressed the button!!! I want to speak to the manager!!!"
It's amazing how the general public have no issue being charged £20ish for a routine appointment with an NHS dentist but the entire country would be in uproar if GP's charged £5 for an emergency appointment let alone a routine appointment!
I think you all need industrial action but we know that isn't going to happen.
Having worked in a hospice as a GPST1 and seeing how it is morphing into a "cottage hospital" makes me hope to god the option to end life of poor quality is available should I need it.
Look after your wellbeing after leaving medical school...
...by not working for the NHS
To put it simply the GMC is trying to paint a pretty picture of "all is well" to the general public to the expense of doctors lives like that of Dr BG
Solution?: Leave the NHS
Can I also highlight to you all that being a doctor has become so poor in this country that the most basic of requirements from a job like working within your contract is considered"a significant victory".
Let that sink in.
So when a company abuses it's staff nothing comes of it, but when an employee "makes a mistake" they get thrown off the register or put in jail.
"Care to clarify this comment about your intention to 'give a crap to UK'? It sounds incredibly disrespectful and hostile."
I think he's trying to say that he could give a crap about the UK.
Please feel free to report him to an official anti-patriotic agency but of course you'll also have to report anyone else leaving the UK, as they sure as hell could also give a crap about the UK.
How about paying us more than f*cking physicians associates!!
"Financial savings are not making sense either as they get paid more than the SHOs"
Can you quote a reference to back this up Clinician?
Of course this will in no way lead to reduced training times because the NHS can't live without its slave market known as junior doctors.
Hopefully these PA's will free up much needed time for junior doctors who get the majority of bullsh*t tasks unloaded onto them.
Then people will stop complaining why they become bullsh*t consultants/GPs
You're also not covered for criminal charges under state indemnity so any potential Dr Bag's out there (which is everyone). Get private indemnity cover!!