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New GP contract to include seven-day access requirement, PM announces


The real interesting question is why on earth is Mr Cameron doing this? The junior doctors are about to come out on strike. Consultants are being pushed to work routinely seven days a week and now this for GPs. The government must realise that they are deliberately pushing all doctors to come out on strike. So what can be the purpose of that action? As emergency work will still be carried out, and there is a big debate as to what counts as emergency, is the government expecting the population to turn against doctors? Do they think that doctors will eventually agree to these new terms and conditions and reduced pay for some? I remember when Murdoch almost forced the printers to strike. The reason behind this was because there were non-union workers ready in the wings to take over. Is anybody aware of huge numbers of doctors and nurses being trained up in other countries that are ready to come in and take over if we all strive? Has a deal been secretly done with medical staff in Cuba, or Russia?

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04 Oct 2015

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