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Nafisa
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With all the current criticism gp's get in the media are they really just lazy people who fail to diagnose the simplest of things or are they merely never appreciated?
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(Original post by Nafisa)
With all the current criticism gp's get in the media are they really just lazy people who fail to diagnose the simplest of things or are they merely never appreciated?
I'd say they are just massively underappreciated.
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I'd say they are just massively underappreciated.
Agreed.

Both my parents are GPs...they're definitely not lazy.
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They work extremely hard but are underpaid and not appreciated.
But then again, so is everyone in the NHS.
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They work extremely hard but are underpaid and not appreciated.
But then again, so is everyone in the NHS.
Do they work hard? i mean the majority just sit in their surgery all day, diagnosing patients. Yeh its a great job, and i actually wanna be one, why shouldn't they be underpaid, they should be appreciated.
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By definition, no one should be "underpaid".

Just because they aren't very mobile during the day, does this mean they work less? I think not. As much mental energy can be used with (pressured) diagnosis of patients as a footballer would (with physical energy).
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They work really hard, hence they get so much more money than the average wage.
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i work in a GP's surgery and i would say they are massively underappreciated- they are expected to be able to make a person better in 5 minutes, and there is a huge pressure on them. Even if a patient has to be referred they still need to have a record of the appointment and then letters to the hospital etc. But i think there is time-pressure in all aspects of medicine.

lou xxx
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They don't get much appreciation, except in the form of £££££ but my GP endeed up having a breakdown due to overworking, so they definitely ain't lazy. Whichever it doesn't give them the right to be god damn rude!!!!!!! and just chuck any pills they feel like down your throat.
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