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Junior doctors to withdraw emergency care in escalation of action

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4:07pm This imposed junior doctor contract and the decade of abuse of GPs cannot continue. Both will cause the unsustainable loss of doctors in total through early retirement, career change, emigration and burnout. Many medical students are now qualifying and immediately choosing other careers. Hardly anyone is choosing GP and if they do, it is part-time (full time). The awful truth is that the public will sleep walk into a collapsing service, that from a GP perspective, is in its terminal death throws. Worrying about their support and opinions is irrelevant. You can't use a contract as a tool if you haven't got a workforce. This government is destroying the doctor workforce. Turning this around will require drastic measures and this will only be the start.

Posted date

23 Mar 2016

Posted time

4:27pm

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