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The end game was always to dismantle general practice

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24/7 cover meant 80 hour weekends and more hours when covering holidays. It was extremely difficult. Ultimately, it is the duty of the elected party to provide health cover. It is the duty of the BMA to protect its members. The BMA does not see this as its fundamental role, but more the preservation of the NHS. The BMA needs to define safe working, first and foremost, to avoid cases like Dr Bawa Garba. The days of the 80 hour weekends in GP land has gone, but it still exists for BMA members in A+E departments in North Ireland. Pilots define safe working for precisely that -safety reasons. Dr Chand, please fulfill your primary role = looking after your member welfare. If you do not, you get what you have now, as you said, doctors leaving the profession.

Posted date

07 Jun 2018

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7:50am

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