Swimming Against The Tide


I’ve got a confession to make. It might not sit well with everyone and goes against the grain. I’ve read the articles, spoken to lots of people but despite all arguments to the contrary, I still feel the same.

I’m a young GP and I’m really looking forward to becoming a GP partner.

Some might call it the naivety of (relative) youth and ask me to reconsider my view after working for a few months, but at present I feel like it’s the best thing for me. I’ve worked as a salaried and as a locum GP and seen the pressure and workload the partners are under in all sorts of different rural and urban practices. I’ve seen the difficulty in recruiting first hand, I’ve seen the amount of meaningless admin they have to wade through and I’ve seen the weight of responsibility they carry. However, I’m finding more and…

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