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We can do more to help doctors with depression

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Good article--until "As GPs I think we are uniquely placed to change the culture. Partners are powerful managers of culture and can take care of their employees" I'm not a powerful anything and I can't look after myself properly--let alone my employees. The ship is sinking. I have much sympathy and respect for the younger doctors coming through. I'm no longer encouraging Trainees into partnership or salaried positions. The opportunities are there for portfolio careers. Locums sessions, walk in clinics, OOH sessions. Rates of £100-£120 an hour are commonplace. That's what I would do in their position. It lacks the satisfaction of being a traditional GP--but they have killed that job off. Those wanting to enjoy those traditional aspects are best off looking at Canada, and the antipodes. Suicide is a drastic but understandable choice for those that are feeling trapped and miserable. There is very little support available for doctors. Its a tragic waste of talented young lives.

Posted date

21 Apr 2019

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7:43pm

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