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LMC recruits first wave of overseas GPs to take pressure off practices

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Seriously we are doing this now? No offense to any of my eastern European Colleagues many of whom are excellent clinicians but the point is the overseas doctors who work in GP land for the NHS have trained for and worked in the NHS on the wards, emergency departments and OPD clinics in the UK in the NHS. Thats how you learn about the NHS and how it all works. The free at the point of use culture is unique around the world and massively changes the patient doctor relationship thus we have to act as gatekeepers and manage a multitude of chronic conditions ourselves. No other health care system in the world does this and to be honest a lot of patients don't like it and its the source of much conflict but its the job. Now in a privatised system with no Gatekeeping on the other hand... yeah cheaper foreign doctors make perfect sense but why they would come for rubbish pay and working conditions to be moaned at by patients for not referring them for full body scan for the symptoms they have just woken up with is beyond me.

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19 Dec 2016

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11:34am

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