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There's no way GPs would take back out-of-hours work

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What the public know: lazy GPs don't want to do anything more than office hours, and even then the appointment systems are a nightmare to deal with. Anything JH can do to make GPs available all hours will be great with them - and to The poster above who feels that a campaign to get public support to not do OOHs - you're dreaming. What we know: insatiable demand for healthcare with no filtering of real emergencies from the minor stuff that should be dealt with in hours. Also a consumerist approach to healthcare, with everything being available immediately. A change in the gender balance of GPs meaning that many more of us have child care commitments that did not exist in the old days. Both male and female GPs have chosen the career for work-life balance, and the increased number of salaried GPs are not going to be taking calls about threadworms at 3 a.m.

Posted date

15 May 2013

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10:15am

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