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More than a quarter of GPs work beyond safe hours every week


17 Jan 2017 7:40pm pay is pro-rata - if you work less you get less pay so it's not like the employer is losing any money. a better question is to ask why are some doctors working less than 45 hours. i used to work 4 x 12hr shifts a week but can't manage it now due to ill health so there may be reasons why doctors choose to work less hours eg health, stress, child care etc. it is wrong to use emotional blackmail i.e. blaming those that work less than you for the problems in the NHS. the problems are simply supply vs demand. demand is rocketing and supply (money and staff) is being constrained. If you put a gun to those who are cutting their hours to manage NHS work then don't be surprised if they leave for the private sector then you will find there are even less people 'carrying the can'.

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