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'There is an undercurrent of racism'


Racism is not the only reason. It's 'poshism' and 'beaurocratism' in combination with racism. If you look/speak/act differently, from the stereotypical white middle aged doctor with posh accent, then you are up for game. And the beaurocrats and medical managers have no guts to support the individual caught up in this, so they either evade support or actively harm by 'investigating' for it's sake. There is a logic in this. It's called 'Clinical Governance' It employs so many managers and medical managers at all levels. Keeps them busy, improves their job satsfaction of 'preventing risky doctors'. But no one can explain what happens if they make the doctor unemployable by this procedure(s). We have our trade unions, which are a blot on our conscience.

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10 Oct 2014

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