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It’s not up to GPs to sort out national recruitment problems

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Well, we as individuals don't just have a professional duty/responsibility at work. We also have a civic duty as citizens to maintain the social contract i.e. moral duty to uphold law etc, and try to sort out the issues of society. We exercise that duty and democratic power when we vote, for example. Now, I'm not in favour of sorting out the recruitment crisis WHEN THE STATE IS IN CHARGE, but it doesn't mean it ain't MY problem as a citizen to contend with. Therefore, I will continue promoting my ideas on how to deal with it, e.g. smaller state etcetc. Whether I should be liable to the state for a failure to deal with it is a separate matter too. My point is simply - it is EVERYONE's responsibility to sort out themselves/their network/and society's ills. Just ask yourself - what kind of society do you want your children, and their children to grow up in?

Posted date

04 Jul 2019

Posted time

2:29pm

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