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Government's GP recruitment data found to be 'seriously flawed' as GPC calls for withdrawal

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Sigh. I look forward to barrage of abuse from patients who think our job consists of nothing more complicated than a ten minute chat followed by the offering of a green slip of paper, then off to the golf course... I cut down to 7 sessions last year as 9 sessions was not sustainable beyond a year or two. My evenings and weekends were spent doing paperwork at home with running the business and doing CPD was somehow shoehorned in around this. I was bitter and resentful that I never actually seemed to manage a day without a few hours work, holidays never seemed worth it with all the catching up afterwards, and if I start a family i'll hardly seen them as I leave for work so early and get home so late. Even with 7 sessions I can usually be found at my desk at work on my weekday days off, or else I am working at home. At least it means I get usually manage a work free day at the weekend now. Perhaps it is time to do like our consultant colleagues and include the time doing paperwork and management? This easily puts me up to 10 sessions, more if CPD is included.

Posted date

24 Jun 2015

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1:28pm

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