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Almost 40% of GP training places unfilled in some areas of UK

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Sad but understandable that so many feel down. It is a combination of factors not least, initiative fatigue ,reducing status, pay, and pension, increasing regulation, and litigation risk. What seemed a vocation when I became a doctor now seems an increasingly arduous job. The same is true for many other professions. At least we are relatively well paid and are privileged to have a worthwhile, fascinating job and generally very appreciative patients. It is disappointing that the media and government are less appreciative - the latter as our de facto bosses should be more encouraging. In my 36 years as a doctor I can think of one Labour health minister who thanked doctors and health professionals for their hard work and Tony Blair supported our pay rise with the new contract. Not great management is it?

Posted date

14 Jun 2014

Posted time

3:59pm

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