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    Anyone with an elderly relative in the UK would recognise this story.

    https://www.theguardian.com/commenti...-adrian-chiles


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    My mum's partner was sent to A&E yesterday after a fall required stitches to his head and a precautionary scan. He spent 8 hours sitting in an ambulance outside A&E as there was no space (alongside 7 other ambulances). He was treated in the ambulance by a doctor, never made it in to the hospital other than for the scan... :-(


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    Don't many GP's now work 3 days a week putting in a grueling 36 hours per week?


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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    Don't many GP's now work 3 days a week putting in a grueling 36 hours per week?
    What's wrong with a 36 hour working week?
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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake:
    What's wrong with a 36 hour working week?
    3 days / 36 hours per week on £110K is very feasible for a GP and sounds a fantastic pay / work / life balance.

    I saw one report that suggested people salaried at over £100K in the private sector tend to work 46 hours per week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    3 days / 36 hours per week on £110K is very feasible for a GP and sounds a fantastic pay / work / life balance.

    I saw one report that suggested people salaried at over £100K in the private sector tend to work 46 hours per week.
    why are GPs doing 12 hour shifts? Surgeries aren't usually that long.

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast:
    3 days / 36 hours per week on £110K is very feasible for a GP and sounds a fantastic pay / work / life balance.

    I saw one report that suggested people salaried at over £100K in the private sector tend to work 46 hours per week.
    A quick Google shows the story came from the Express, I would hope that wasn't the source.

    https://www.rcgp.org.uk/news/gp-work...s-more-complex

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    Dr Lucinda McWhor is one of many doctors who is part-time.She works three days, but still clocks up 35 to 40 hours a week - the equivalent of a full-time role.
    "All GPs I know work around two to four hours a day unpaid.
    https://www.bbc.com/news/health-50829903

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    Quote Originally Posted by drumbrake:
    So they are working 36 hours plus another load unpaid but not for the £110k quoted by East Coast.

    Starting to look a lot less cushy.

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