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The lesser-spotted single-handed GP

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The country doctor is about to set off on his rounds. He stops at the mirror to adjust his tie, he wears smart tweed and drives a Range Rover and his only concern is for the health and well-being of his patients. This cosy image of the single handed GP has annoyed the Royal College so much that they’re now suggesting a cull.

A spokesman explains: ‘Single handed GPs are a menace and pose a growing threat to our rural way of life. The most humane thing we can do is hunt them down and finish them off before they’ve had a chance to breed.

 ‘We need to send out a stark message to any GP who’s thinking about working on their own:  we’re going to strip them, smear them in duck fat and make them run through the countryside barking like a fox before asking John Craven to release the hounds.’

The proposals met some opposition but on the whole people who wear wellies and watch Country File on a Sunday morning without a hangover have got right behind it, especially when they were told that doctors are the main source of bovine TB.

If the Royal College gets its way the cull could be over in a few short months. For anyone in half a mind the College’s message couldn’t be clearer: single handed GPs are like badgers, only much more bastardly.

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  • The ridding the world of the single handers is so sad and will make primary care in some parts of the uk impossible/ uneconomic.

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  • i think the plan to abandon single handed practice is just another nail in the coffin

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  • so are we saying that the GP's who decided to provide care to a community that is deprived and on benefits, with no other medical support;where no one else will even consider driving past are bastards? people seem to forget doctors are a international commodity. The UK is the lowest paying country for GP's not to mention for the rest of its doctors. Please note the international income scale in the Australia artical in the pulse. Australia > Canada > Ireland > USA > New Zeland > UK... what do people think we are going to work more for less.... Good bye UK me and 27% of the GP's a year can leave the village work to some other poor soul.

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  • I think its a good idea to make fun of some of the colleges way of thinking, it really shows how utterly terrible some of its thinking is

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  • Thinking? Did someone say Thinking?????

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