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Why would anyone bother becoming a doctor reading this article? "Just
hold on" is an admission that the system is toxic. Having had many years
of working too hard as a GP partner, I now work purely in out of hours. I
am focussed purely on patient need, I get paid the same no matter what I
do and that seems to motivate me to do well, I usually have enough time
for patients and rarely feel stressed. Systems can work for doctors and
they need to change to make sure that being a doctor and learning
throughout your career is enjoyable and not a process to be endured. The
main thing is that the doctor has enough time to do the job well and is
well supported within a team.