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It’s time to discuss how much we earn

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Hi Shaba, I wonder if it's because we are brain-washed and our altruistic natures are taken advantage of by successive governments. Questioning the status-quo is seen as something that "good" doctors do not do. We sacrifice ourselves for little financial reward and are crucified if anything goes wrong. I have a friend who's an Emergency Medicine physician in the USA - his indemnity is ~5% of his income. I'm a locum GP currently doing 4 sessions a week - my indemnity is ~15% of my paltry income. This is one of the issues that has pushed me to leave GP - 11 sessions to go and counting - and set up a private business instead. I'll look into taking out insurance instead and engaging a solicitor as I need one. To think that 20 years ago, all I wanted was to be a partner!! Sad.

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01 Sep 2017

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12:22pm

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