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Refusal is our only weapon in hours battle

Surely the only effective weapon at our disposal over the extended hours imposition is for us collectively to give it the two fingers and refuse to have anything to do with the DES.

It may be painful to take a financial hit, but the alternative is worse, because by taking up the DES to earn back what we stand to lose, we will signal to the Government that it can cut our income and make us work ever longer and harder to get the money back. In other words, we will do more for less.

By refusing to do extended hours we send a signal that we won't play ball, without risking the private sector taking over, because it won't be worth their while tendering for a few evening surgeries.

From Dr Thomas Bloch, Broadway, Worcestershire

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