‘In My 30 Years as a GP, the Profession has Been Horribly Eroded’

This is an insightful first-person account of the shifting role of an English doctor. The comparison offered — 30 years apart — tells a powerful story. 

Today, unlike 30 years ago, all patients are strangers and, as my catchment area now extends into different London boroughs, even the places I go are unfamiliar. Gone is the relationship between my community and me. Instead, I am part of a gig economy, as impersonal as the driver delivering a pizza. I ended the shift with a profound sense of loss and sadness.

Source: The Guardian
Published: Feb 22, 2022
Length: 14 minutes (3,703 words)
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