Woeful sign of times: private care for GP staff
I was disturbed to find in my mail this morning two letters, one from Norwich Union, trying to suggest that since the health service was in such a poor state it would be worthwhile for me to insure all my staff for private medicine.
The second letter was from the Home Office explaining how I could organise to employ staff from overseas, since it might be impossible to obtain qualified staff in this country.
I have been in the NHS for 38 years and I am senior partner in a busy surgery. These letters are an indictment of the society we live in.
Dr DA Hanraty
Hailsham, East Sussex