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GPs to monitor mental health of all patients who own guns

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I have to agree with John Glasspool here. Paul Cundy advances a very weak argument and shows he (and the BMA) to bean even weaker negotiator. By far the majority of gun offences are committed with illegally held firearms which this will not address. If this is an example of how the BMA (paid by doctors to represent THEIR interests) negotiates no wonder the Junior Doctors are resorting to strikes to achieve any progress. If the BMA had shown a bit more grit earlier in the negotiations the present crisis could have been avoided. Negotiators need to learn that when the deal looks unattractive or unachievable it is better to walk away early and stop wasting time effort and political capital on flogging a dead horse. The latest figures on manpower in the NHS released by DoH reveals the extent of the mess which the collective "negotiators" have created. Any halfwit could have predicted that WTEs would be drastically reduced as soon as it emerged that a majority of medical students were women. This is not discriminatory or sexist but simply a statement of fact. As more women showed that you could have a medical career as a part timer more men adopted the same lifestyle choice exacerbating the problem. As usual short term blinkered vision by DoH has created the problems which will take a decade or more to resolve. Time to call a halt to lunacy.

Posted date

07 Apr 2016

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5:18pm

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