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Patient safety at risk unless NHS creates 'right working environment for GPs'


Having personally experienced burnout, I really empathise with any practising GP reading this article thinking "how much more can I take" or "when will DOH, RCGP, NHSE etc etc recognise my plight and help". Your work / life balance is in ruins. You can't sleep, you drink too much and sit on your back step at three o'clock in the morning thinking your family would be better off if you were dead. Patient demand is overwhelming, work from hospitals / secondary care is spiralling out of control, negative media reporting is demoralising, government abuse is rife, indemnity fees crippling...and on and on. The answer is simple. Help is not coming. This is all part of the government's plan to destroy General Practice and replace it with nothing of any value. Such a shame really but never mind. At least the RCGP will be disbanded as there's no need for a Royal College of nobody. Royal College of health care assistants, physicians assistants, pharmacists and dog walkers and those keen on colouring in with crayons. Just be sure that when the service is gone it will be the politicians and not GPs who get the blame. I'm sure that will happen... NOT. Daily Mail calls for urgent recall of GPs. UK health service in tatters... If you are a qualified doctor considering a career in General Practice....don't. If you are a practicing GP and you have any opportunity to get out... do it now. You owe it to yourselves, your family, your friends and all who are dear to you. In years to come we will have a primary care service but nothing resembling what we have today. GPs will be gone. The politicians responsible for the destruction of the NHS will be forgotten. You don't know what you had until its gone. Good luck and go well. Godspeed.

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25 Aug 2017

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