Views & Reviews If I Ruled the NHS

Release clinicians from the four walls of the hospital or practice

BMJ 2015; 350 doi: (Published 22 January 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;350:h298
  1. Shera Chok, general practitioner, east London
  1. shera.chok{at}

I have been a GP in Tower Hamlets, east London, since 1998, and have just resigned from my practice. The job I was trained to do and would like to do (to spend most of my time treating patients like the frail elderly people who need our skills the most) does not exist. Instead I, like many colleagues, find myself doing 12 hour days, half of which are spent on administrative tasks.

If I ran the NHS I would make changes to release clinicians from …

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