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'Striking is just something doctors should not do'

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I disagree almost entirely. Being "patient focused" means working for the benefit of patients in the medium and long term, not just the present. What you interpret as "I can't be bothered" might instead be the result of the fragmentation of consultant/SR/R/SHO/HO teams and direct chain of responsibility resulting in too many juniors being involved with each patient on a shift basis. I agree that there is an increasing tendency of "GP to do" but one might assume that to be ignorance rather than idleness. Patients already access to a 7 day a week health service - why imply otherwise? - and no-one is disputing the need, just the expectation to be paid accordingly. Dialogue and discussion both require more than one party to be willing to listen; monologue, political spin, selective deafness, misunderstanding of research and intransigence one one side rather preclude dialogue and discussion

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12 Jan 2016

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