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GP practices to reduce routine appointments on junior doctor strike days


Here we go again. GP martyrs making a big deal about being seen to do the right thing whilst selling out on colleagues and clearly actually doing the wrong thing. What hero’s eh - reducing routine slots in primary care just in case secondary care falls over? How stupid. Nobody will appreciate it. If you are one patient short of a QOF target on 31st March do you think NHSE would accept mitigation that you could have achieved it had you not reduced your routine appointments whilst the junior docs were on strike? Of course not. And what message does this behavior send? “Go ahead and smash our junior doctor colleagues Jeremy, we are such obedient little GP workers and we will be there to pick up the pieces.” Stop trying to please the public. They don’t care about you. Even you egotistic great “pillars of the community” who think you are so important and loved by your patients. You are not so special you know. They forget your name within a year of retirement. They turn against you as soon as you don’t give them what they want. They couldn’t care less about you or your family’s welfare. They just care about themselves. Doctors should stand firm and refuse to help out the government which has and continues to destroy the NHS. We should all work to rule on these strike days if we are to ensure maximum impact.

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30 Nov 2015

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