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200,000 patients displaced after rapid rise in GP surgery closures last year


@Sunil Bhalla I presume you refer to 10:34 and not 10:01 as 10:34 was the writer suggesting GP's remain in the UK and try to fix the broken system; What we have seen in unprecedented in modern times as you point out; The things we are witnessing are not normal, although they have gone on for so long now that we have perhaps become desensitised towards them. We are seeing burnout on a mass scale, divorce/marital breakups are common (things I witnessed when I working), mental breakdowns due to vexatious complaints and careers destroyed, deaths of colleagues undergoing FTP panels, suicides, media denigration on an unprecedented scale so that health professionals have become so dehumanised it is normal to attack and abuse them, surgery closures, attacks from "our own" colleagues in collusion with other interest groups, massive funding cuts, an exodus of more senior colleagues leaving for early retirements, a dearth of applications for once popular VTS schemes, junior doctors striking for the first time in over 40 years, incessant increase in demand for our services with a commensurate decrease in funding as a proportion of the nhs budget............ This is beyond a crisis......its worse than a catastrophe and posters like 10:34 instead of condemning those responsible seeks to shift the blame to those who have been scapegoated and abused for simply trying to do the job they were trained to do! There comes a point in ones life where enough is simply enough; Physicians need to take heed and heal themselves, because you can be sure from all of the above that no one else will... The above are all symptoms of a sick and diseased system and ultimately the society it allegedly serves... Anyone with half a brain cell, an ounce of common sense, can sense that the nadir is approaching..... can see 4 terrifying men on horseback approaching...... The end is nigh! while you still have the shirt on your back brethren DITCH THE COUNTRY COMRADES!!!!!!

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29 Jan 2016

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