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Winter crisis in GP out-of-hours services prompts call for '400 more GPs'


totally agree with the comments. Asking GPs to do additional work for no extra funding is ridiculous . It is ridiculous that they even ask. Everything is directed towards easing A+E pressure as the idiots on high do not understand that GP is crumbling also. They don't even understand the fairly simple indemnity issue but I don't think they care that much really. Folk just need to know they are getting the service that their Government pays for and that is why it is inadequate but there is no simple fix. If you make working conditions risible nobody will want to do the job so there are no '400 more GPs' for NI waiting in the wings etc they've thrown the towel in long ago after their jobs became pretty intolerable and there is nobody rushing to take their place. . It is so galling to see the political excuses whilst watching billions being allegedly thrown at private rail companies etc by the Transport Minister. is found for that but not for failing NHS.. priorities all wrong HMG I'm afraid whilst your mind is occupied by Brexit the country is sinking. All GP goodwill was exhausted years ago so you can no longer rely on it by begging us to help when an inevitable crisis occurs..nobody wants to do the job during the day so doing anti-social shifts in addition to that just isn't going to happen and especially not if indemnity fees issue taken in to account.. I'm surprised the service has lasted this long really and it is only due to dedication by the NHS staff that are left on the ship as she goes down. Jeremy ..stop wearing that bloody lapel badge as you clearly don't give a monkeys about the organisation you are in charge of and your cynical and naive virtue-signalling fools no-one.

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03 Jan 2018

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