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


JIm Page | 05 March 2014 8:57pm Thanks for that insight Jim - I certainly think our Dental colleagues had the right idea - at least they can hold their heads high that they united and did something about their situation. Sadly we have become used to being disappointed. I've lost count at the number of times colleagues write 'this is a line in the sand' etc but our leadership don't do anything substantial. I agree with your analysis re: private provision - it will be hard work but we can get on with our job of caring for our patients properly (in resource and in time). I admire my Dental colleagues for taking a stand - but have you noticed there is almost never any bad press on dentists but anything that goes wrong in the NHS gets shifted to GPs. I still don't know how in the mid Staffordshire Scandel (hospital care) GPs still managed to get blamed! Nevermind in 25 years time I will be retired too if I live that long!

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