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Independents' Day

We must hit Government in the pocket

I agree entirely with Dr Malcolm Foulds who suggested that we stop being gatekeepers for a day. (Day of action will only create work)

This would not irritate patients, but it would send a very strong message to the Government. No one ever gets to hear the real reason behind days of action and we will not get any sympathy if we adversely affect patient care.

If we have a financial impact it would be more difficult to ignore, especially if we grit our teeth and kept it going. It seems a hugely wasted opportunity that this was not the subject of the ballot rather than a day of reducing patient care.

From Dr Jess Oldroyd, Blaydon, Newcastle

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