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NHS offering £50k per year for US physician associates to practise in underdoctored areas

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What people don't realise is that Amercians work very differently from us. Headache=ct scan before going any further. Chest pain = angio. Cough=ct scan. They practice defensive medicine which is largely investigatin based. When you go to a+E with anything, they tick every box on the blood form irrespective. They will have a shock when they realised they can't get an mri for every condition, their tick boxing of every blood form will get them a snotogram from the powers that be, and they won't have the training to make diagnosis and differentials like real doctors. Won't last long, a very expensive excercise for the DOH who are clutching at straws. I'm out. I'll stick to my all doctor practice with nurses and HCA's all doing jobs they are suitably trained for. I pay enough for my indemnity to even bother taking on more liablity. Thanks and good luck

Posted date

28 Aug 2015

Posted time

1:25pm

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