Views & Reviews From the Frontline

The problem of salaried GPs

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 22 May 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1194
  1. Des Spence, general practitioner, Glasgow
  1. destwo{at}

    Young doctors are annoying, with their spiky hair and trendy clothes. Clutching their certificates, and with expressions of parental pride still loudly ringing in their ears, they offer us old timers a phoney smile, for they think we are stupid. But this youthful certainty will soon be bled out on the carpet of life—by marriage, children, family illness, divorce. Certainty will be replaced by uncertainty, fresh faces by lines. Nevertheless the contribution and energy of the young are important; young general practitioners are, however, being …

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