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Seven steps to returning to work after burnout


I burnt out nine years ago as a full time single handed GP. This is no help whatsoever I'm afraid. Nobody seems remotely interested in helping me back to work. I have been told that I don't even have a responsible officer as I have to have a job first. So how do I revalidate? I've given up and suspect I'll never go back. Anyway from what I can see the job looks like a nightmare now. I was at my own GP today trying to sign up for a repeat Px online ordering scheme. What a beaurocratic nonsensical nightmare! The receptionist insisted on photo ID even though she knows me. I had to drive six miles home to get it. Whilst waiting to fill in the second form, I amused myself by reading the three hundred authoritarian notices that they had stuck to the walls and every other available surface, one of which said that you couldn't expect the doctor to discuss two problems in one consultation . Another said you couldn't book a double appointment. Outside were fifteen waiting room chairs sitting in the rain after being deemed unfit for CQC. The whole world of general practice seems to have gone insane and GPs seem to have no respect or authority anymore.

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06 Nov 2013

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