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Part-time revolution: How general practice is adapting as GPs reclaim control


Curious that this article champions the idea of GPs “taking control” by becoming part time. Essentially the job is now so intolerable that few can face the full time bottomless pit of work. But since nobody at the top is interested, GPs with a choice are essentially accepting that the full time job will destroy them without defined boundaries. So where does this leave the poor partners stuck with their failing practices and the threat of unlimited liability? And the locum can’t arrive before 9.30am and has to leave at 4pm, so who arrives first and leaves last? The young guns choose diversification whilst the old guys take their pensions and cut their hours, leaving the middle bunch trapped in a nightmare of gruelling endless days and limitless workload. This isn’t taking control, it’s an “every man for himself” abandoning of the sinking ship.

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04 Nov 2018

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