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Why I joined general practice at 51


Really interesting article showing great determination and hard work by Dr Perrett. " went to university with the intention of giving 15 or 20 years to my career as a GP. Three years in, however, I think I will re-evaluate this as I go along." This line just shows you that no matter whether you became a GP early on or later on in your career the commitment by us all remains strong. However in the face of the relentless expectations and workload it is not humanely impossible either physically or mentally to keep going in the longterm. It angers me when you read ignorant comments online in newspaper articles about GP retention/retirement where so many people vitriolically spout off the same old recurrent line that we should be made to pay back the costs of our education or be tied into the NHS forever and a day.

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09 Jun 2015

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