Nothing wrong at all with appropriate aggression.
I have very frequently been led down garden paths by lazy and incompetent hospital departments over the years, and become angry as a result.
We are human, not robots, and are allowed to have feelings and opinions, and to express them.
I feel for this GP and would support him.
Idiots in ivory towers should try being a GP and see how it feels when you are an hour late trying to get a psychotic patient assessed on a Friday evening and no one is answering.
Yes IGDAF I bought that single circa 1980 on a warm summery day along with U2's'Fire'at the local record shop in Hull.
Aaah, those were the days.
If only I knew then what I know now....
spot on cobbbbblers
All well meant but this sort of things just propels me to early retirement
PS @David Banner
Neil Peart of Rush I assume
A curious and inflammatory piece in my opinion.
A snowflakey Corbinista view of the workplace.
People are simply not equal whatever your utopian desires.
Like has been so well documented, a nurse practitioner does not have the same standing as a GP with 20 years experience, and so on.
Seems obvious to me, but then I suppose it takes all sorts.
Not a chance.
I need loads of sugar.
There is a newsagents down the road which sells out of date 500g bars of chocolate and I have one a day. I have also just demolished a huge cylinder of jelly beans.
And I'm slim.
Go figure cardigans.
Practising medicine really is terrible.
We are being attacked from ALL angles.
JJ - Hilarious!!
Shaba - what on earth has got into you?
You used to be good!
Cardigan 2.0: 'I have seen the light and will envelop my flock into a blanket of angels'
Just come out of the stupid scheme and then nothing to worry about.
It's almost bad for your health to be in the scheme now, with constant worry, sudden changes, and all at the whim of whatever minister happens to be in post.
The pension used to be a genuine perk of the job. Now it's nothing but a fractious liability that is being dismantled piecemeal.
Came out 3 yrs ago when reached £1.27m and never regretted it for a minute.
You couldn't make it up
I disagree with TC.
I also would hate to do stupid MCQs every few years - how the hell do you study for that?
And what if you fail?
I'm certainly not starting MCQs at nearly 54, no thanks.
I did enough of those when passing MBChB, MRCGP, DRCOG, DOccMed and AFOM and passed the lot.
Any more MCQs now is just taking the piss.
Just makes me want to retire earlier.
The job has gone mad.
Thank you, a nice article.
Sounds tempting but these posts often stipulate 'basic knowledge of Arabic preferred', and what then about your return? You will spend best part of a year jumping through horrendous bureaucratic hoops with almost no income.
Not for the faint hearted, but good luck.
Shaba as usual is dead right.
Home visits are in most cases a colossal waste of time. I worked in Australia in 1994 and didn't do a single visit then. Here I do hundreds. It's a relic of a dinosaur age.
There is far too much to do in normal time and I try my best to get out of as many possible.
Snowflakes/millenials/cardies/RCGP types say what you want.
I hate visits.
A hit song by The Ruts circa 1979
The advent of CQC and GMC policing had made temporary working abroad impossible.
I worked in Brisbane for a year in 1994 and none of this nonsense existed. Came back and joined a partnership.
I spoke to a GMC representative at an employment fair in London last year about this - he simply looked bored and had nothing new to say on the matter.
Any relation to Frank?