vickt wrote:My husband is a doctor, he is also a father and MY husband. He often works 60 hour weeks (although rarely finishes on time so more like 65-70 hours). My husband does not choose his holiday, it is given to him, which means that school holidays and his holidays do not coincide, he has missed countless special days and experiences, however, he did not enter this profession naively. He cares for his patients and for our NHS, like most of our doctors. He is proud of the NHS and as long as it is around, he swears he will never defect to private medicine. He is not in it for the money.
Just cut them all some slack and enough of your idealistic, romanticised view of what the NHS should be like. We have a wonderful system but our doctors (and all our NHS staff for that matter) deserve better standards of work and life - unfortunately, many of them are realising they can obtain this elsewhere and our well trained doctors are leaving for greener grass leaving even less doctors to tend to the so called '7 day NHS' - which, if you hadn't noticed, we already have one......
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