That's not the complete picture. The average number of hours worked by GPs per week is 40. So put those two together and we see that they're doing a week's work in three days.I understand our GPs now work 3 days a week.
Explain "cooked up".I don't believe a word of it. It's something that's been cooked up to explain away why the UK now has the highest rate of infection in the world.
At head offices insistence I am currently back one day a week (which basically means I am in a side office on my laptop doing exactly what I was doing at home but paying £7.90 for my train fair for the privilege). Annoyingly their is no savings for the company of switching to home working the company owns all their offices and warehouses outright so can’t exactly reduce the amount of space to save on rent.The amusing thing for me is that last time the numbers started to look better (late summer / early autumn 2020) my work was wanting to get all the home workers back in, got us on a rota so the office was at 50% capacity, but within weeks we were being told by the government to work from home again so off we went.
Guess what, they've just decided that they might try and get us back into the office again, I kind of know what will happen next Can see our home working stretching out to 2 years as we started in March 2020.
Anyway I've had my first ever flu jab, probably should have been having them anyway due to being clinically vulnerable, and I expect I'll be getting the call for the covid booster too any time soon. Still trying not to get too exposed and always wear a mask in the supermarket and so on. Why not, not had any sort of cold or anything else since this all kicked off and that's despite having two grubby kids at primary school.
The real problem is not how many hours they work or how many of them there are but not seeing Patients face to face. Virtually every other industry has gone back to as normal as is possible and see customers face to face.That's not the complete picture. The average number of hours worked by GPs per week is 40. So put those two together and we see that they're doing a week's work in three days.
Also, while some may well spend the other two days as leisure time (e.g. those who have stayed on past retirement age), others have responsibilities elsewhere (e.g. teaching at medical hospitals, acting as carers for relatives, specialists at a hospital). One example is Rupy Aujla, of 'Kitchen Doctor' fame, who also does shifts at the local A&E.
The real problem is there aren't enough of them and numbers are falling. The misinformation by the usual suspects trying to cover up for dereliction of duty really isn't helpful.
Remote consultations are more time-efficient, so increasing face to face would result in fewer appointments. There aren't enough GPs and we have a surge in demand. There are difficult decisions to make though I agree face to face is the ideal.The real problem is not how many hours they work or how many of them there are but not seeing Patients face to face.
So they say. It all seems rather vague to me. And a drug rushed through so quickly too; I can understand why amid all the panic but on average a new drug is tested for about 6 years before being approved for use. Anyhow I regard it as a matter of personal choice and for me in my own circumstances so far i remain unvaccinated.
You could always get to see a doctor at my surgery before Covid, you will not convince me they are not hiding behind it.Or explain to people why they didn't get seen at all and had their illness missed.
While I agree with the gist of your post re doctors, I think you're wrong to say they're servants to the general public. Perhaps they should shake off the yoke of NHS work and all become private practitioners in the full sense of the word.they are servants to the general public a
I'm no fan of this lot, and honestly, it really isn't the most likely explanation. If they were to cook something up, it would be something with a lot more than a 10% advantage over delta. And honestly, nobody here is really talking much about AY4.2.It means "fabricated". In the context of the duplicity of the present "junta", I won't call them a government, it seems overwhelmingly the more likely explanation.