A TV news reporter said something that irked and rankled last night
"It might backfire due to public opinion"
Public opinion my a*** (as per TV show Royale family).
I don't suppose many trainees are at the point where public opinion matters any more as it takes a LOT to get a medic to strike. Public opinion won't pay the mortgage.
But hey I am getting a tad political here and I don't thing thats helpful - so I will desist! But not before sharing a video
When I am in need of medical care - I'd like to think that these lads and lassies will be practicing medicine.
It is worth me pointing out that Medical Forum does not exist to drain the NHS of its personnel but to facilitate as many as possible remaining in clinical practice but in a way that gives them the work life balance they need to continue - whether as GPs, consultants or trainee. Occasionally for health or other reasons a radical change of career is needed or wanted. We help that too.
As a result of this work we are in an unique position to see what is driving some doctors away from the practice of medicine but also - what might bring them back!!!