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What the NHS needs is a 'Fair Use' policy


Anne Bedish, You do realize GPs are not employed by the tax payers don't you? We are in effect (though not directly) employed by the NHS which is commissioned using the tax pater's money. The difference is, we should not be tasked to do what individual patient demands, but rather to achieve the goals set out by the DoH. This cannot be done without having reasonable sense of social conscience and budget to match. Hence Dr Copperfield's comment above. I some times get people (often woman in their 20s for some reason) telling me I should do what they want as they are my paymasters and they paid their due, much like your argument. I always suggest they reconsider their understanding of the NHS and welfare system.

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27 Nov 2012

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