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  • margaret mccartney

    A strike aimed at the wrong target Subscription

    07 Sep 2012 By Margaret McCartney

    GPs should have drawn a line in the sand over the health act, not pensions

  • copperfield

    Pharma's creating an epidemic around vitamin D deficiency Subscription

    29 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    Come on, admit it. When you were young, you thought spinach was a fabulous dietary source of iron. Your mum and dad thought it too, which is why they tried so hard to force it down your throat when you’d much rather have had a choc-ice or a Jammie Dodger.

  • copperfield

    Voting for an option that's not an option? This ballot's got me ticked off Subscription

    29 Aug 2012 Updated: 31 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    OK, so let’s get this straight. The BMA’s pensions ballot will ask us two questions. Whether we’d be willing to take part in industrial action short of a strike. And, er, whether we’d be willing to strike - even though the BMA has categorically ruled out strike action. Are you following this? No, me neither. Apparently, it’s something to do with obscure legal issues requiring a ‘yes/yes’ vote

  • copperfield

    Burn your paperwork and grab a Waitrose hamper Subscription

    29 Aug 2012 Updated: 31 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    I mean, what is the point? Just what is the sodding point of a strike that doesn’t inconvenience anybody? We’re planning to withdraw our labour on June 21, a day that will go down in infamy.

  • copperfield

    If the profession wasn't angry before, it will be now Subscription

    29 Aug 2012 Updated: 31 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    So now it’s stage two - stage one, of course, having been a strange kind of industrial action in which, instead of shouting ‘scab’ at those crossing the picket line, we mumbled ‘sorry’ to those we were supposed to be inconveniencing.

  • copperfield

    Retire to the back office Subscription

    29 Aug 2012 Updated: 31 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    Despite the overwhelming success of the BMA’s campaign against plans to renegotiate our pension contracts, it would appear that most of us will have to defer our retirement anyway. We’ll carry on dragging our drooping, saggy arses to work until the Tuesday following the first bank holiday after 5 April in our 68th year.

  • copperfield

    Once more, with enthusiasm, please Subscription

    28 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    Copperfield's blogging without enthusiasm...

  • copperfield

    GPs? Strike? You must be having a laugh... Subscription

    27 Aug 2012 By Tony Copperfield

    A week is a long time in politics, they say. So three weeks is a very, very, very long time indeed

  • gps to be

    I'm too young to worry about pensions - aren't I? Subscription

    27 Aug 2012 By GPs To Be

    The idea of drawing pensions conjures up visions of a little old lady walking slowly with a Zimmer to the front of the post office queue and keeping the quietly frustrated waiting whilst she counts it out to the last penny, tucks it into her purse and hobbles off at a snail’s pace

  • khole

    GPs live in diamond houses and wear gold pants all day long Subscription

    27 Aug 2012 By Through The K Hole

    After the disappointing response to the BMA’s call for industrial action the Department of Health suggests that the real reason why GPs didn’t get involved in the strike...

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