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British GP unable to work in NHS as GMC says laws are 'not fit for purpose'

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to everyone who is engaging with this debate, thank you. Your input is what will give this traction. If you can keep this issue alive and force your MPs to confront it, then just maybe the NHS, and the GMC can start turning the corner. I believe for the future, it is essential that urgent reform occurs. I am well aware of the shortcomings in the NHS and the difficulties with respect to practice, and despite this, the pull of my family is a key motivator. Never underestimate the importance of being close to those that you love as they reach the end of their lives. In my life I have benefitted from the care that the NHS has provided - especially as a child and a teenager growing up in the UK. I would like to give back to it, but I recognise that the current situation, without urgent and wholesale reform will make this super hard. The is an element of Hobson's choice, my medical career vs my terminally ill parents. The GMC and the current regulatory system is a cruel and inappropriate "bedfellow".

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06 Dec 2019

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11:25am

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