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Tens of thousands of GPs on brink of early retirement, BMA finds


Despite Dr Bakers warnings of the future state of General Practice I can only laugh when I read some of the media comments: Daily Mail -"According to the BMA, more than half of GPs are considering early retirement because their ‘morale’ is so low. Is it too much to ask that they might consider the ‘morale’ of fed-up patients who pay their large salaries – and reinstate a proper round-the-clock service?" and The Telegraph: " GPs need to demonstrate that they are in a position to take on the function of hospitals. People will not find Dr Baker’s protestations convincing if more is not done to provide better out-of-hours care and greater flexibility with bookings" So in essence when the public are continually fed this type of information, we as a profession will continue vote with our feet and leave our unacceptable work situation. The British public are loosing a valuable asset. They won't realise how good it was till its gone.

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24 Mar 2014

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