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Anne Read

  • Has coronavirus carved an entirely new path for our profession?

    Anne Read's comment 13 Jun 2020 4:21pm

    Yes, potentially all ready for sale to private health care and the 2 tier system my GP grandfather worked in 100 years ago.
    I'm long retired from NHS psych consultant job but still taking regular referrals of GPs and Hosp docs in difficulty via OH, appraisal and word of mouth.
    So much deep sadness for the NHS.

  • #IamHadiza: GPs share stories of when it could have been them

    Anne Read's comment 03 Mar 2018 11:38am

    I had been, until 2016, a GMC case examiner and supervisor for 25 years, becoming that at their invitation. That January I went to a mandatory training day run by 3 non clinicians. The first question was 'how has the GMC changed in the past 5 years?' and the majority response was that it had become more punitive. We were told 'we work for patients; yes, we work with doctors but we work for patients' On being questioned about long waits, breakdowns and suicides the response was reiterated. I sent in my resignation; no response or thanks, just a letter 6 weeks later terminating my current supervision case.