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GPs face long wait until retirement as review omits them from age-related 'risk' list


I was duty doctor yesterday and there were 91 'Emergency' calls from patients yesterday that I alone fielded, on top of some routine appointments, with 30 more shared amongst my colleagues. I spent until after 8pm, when surgery closes at 6.30pm dealing with all the calls to ensure no-one was left uncared for. This was non stop 12hrs of care, no time for lunch, driving between visits was my only break from patient contact. I am in my 30's but can not imagine I could continue with this workload in my 50's, let alone 60's. Due to holiday cover, I have the joy of being on call again today. I planned for added years to my pension so I could retire at 55, now with 'Enforced Changes' (Thanks BMA) I reckon I like many others may never live to see a pension - 'Win Win' for the DOH, and extra taxes for my entire career go to paying off the national debt. Why continue??????

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04 Mar 2014

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