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Wanted: new GPs to work for the NHS


£20000 for a golden handshake is chump change. Absolute peanuts, especially after deductions and the attached conditions ( 3 years service in some instances) take a look at what's on offer in remote Australia for 5 year service ( more than £200,000) and you get the idea. There always seems to be plenty of money in Britain when it needs to be wasted ( politicians first class travel and Xmas party allowances ) but when they need attract highly skilled and educated talent they offer this garbage!! No wonder medics are moving abroad where there is real reward for hard work and real remuneration. Case in point, I emigrated 2 years ago and as above it wasn't about the money. I detested the constant political interference in our day to day lives. I used to attend our locality ccg meetings and quickly found out this was an outlet to dump more and more unnecessary work on us!! Just before I left we were spending almost an extra hour a day auditing ALL our referrals ( in a 12 doctor practice it took ages), I had to perform an audit on antibiotic prescribing for the previous year, out of hour admissions for the previous year and A&E attendances also!! Also we had extended hours thrust upon us as well as mountains of extra paperwork. I had simply had enough of working as a 9 session partner. NHSE/ DOH/CCG/GMC/BMA ARE HARBINGERS OF DROSS that make a GP's life miserable!! Pay cuts, pension changes , media bashing, incessant patient demand are driving doctors abroad. Also the UK has an extremely sick culture that shows contempt for those who are successful and hard working. Doctors are vilified with constant inaccurate and exaggerated reports of their earnings!! Who in their right mind would want to sacrifice at least 10 years of their lives to become a gofer for an imbecilic manager with a polytechnic certificate??? Team GB Can't compete with what's on offer worldwide for its workforce in terms of work conditions, pay and lifestyle. No amount of money would tempt me back there because I simply no longer trust those that really run the system!!

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05 Feb 2015

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