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GPs to refer patients without cancer symptoms under PM's new AI strategy


What they are looking at is the long-term trend i.e. increasing demand for healthcare with decreasing supply (doctors, money, time). AI doesn't sleep and doesn't need a regular income - once the expense of developing the algorithms are made then it can be rolled out cheaply and run 24/7. effectively we are going to be replaced - I don't blame the tech companies, AI or the government I blame my colleagues as when we had the chance to go out on our own we fluffed it and the reason was we needed to save the 'NHS' - I said then and I say now the price is that we are expendable. Had we gone the way of our dental colleagues our situation would be very different now but nobody wanted to rock the boat and as a consequence, there will be continual workload dump until we are replaced. The logic is simple we are being paid by the government and the government wants to cut costs. Dentists are being paid privately so the state has no interest in getting involved.

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22 May 2018

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