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RCGP meets with medical school heads to discuss 'toxic anti-GP' culture in universities


I went to Southampton and not anti GP as I recall. Always the odd jibe from the odd snooty type but a lot of that is banter. 10 years ago when you could earn 120k and have a busy but not ridiculously stressful working day it was attractive to those of us who wanted variety, to connect with patients on more of a personal level and weren't just interested in money. Now with saleries dropping stress workload beurocracy increasing not to mention the constant micro-management, prescribing/referral restrictions etc I think we feel like undervalued overworked technicians with little clinical freedom so how does that stimulate us on an intellectual level? We don't want to be told what to do all the time we want to treat each patient as we see fit, ie, holistically and tailored to them, and I think med students see this constraint, stress and low pay and think where's the positive side? If universities are being negative they are right to be, otherwise they would be doing their students a disservice in the current climate.

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08 Oct 2014

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