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GPs expected to provide 24/7 'decision support' under proposed out-of-hours revamp

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This government, and others before, have completely lost the trust of GPs (if they ever had any!) by repeatedly imposing non-evidence based work (waste of time pandering to "wants" not needs") for no money earned (or they take away monies and demand extra work to pay it back), and the only thing that drives us to "go the extra mile" has been our vocation and love of the job. Unfortunately they configure the job to be increasingly "ball busting" and demoralising. Net result (in management speak) - the emotional bank account is well and truly overdrawn! They will do what they always do, look after themselves, and likewise we should do the same. We should make personal choices with our own personal circumstances paramount. In negotiations there is a concept of "BATNA" - best alternative to no agreement" - We should start doing the exercise now and investigate alternatives to what is increasingly looking like a "worse case scenario". Governments will reap what they sow with the NHS - so look after yourselves and your families. As someone has said previously, there are always choices. Good Luck, and Bon Voyage! There is no more

Posted date

20 Jun 2013

Posted time

1:31pm

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