I recently stayed with a good GP friend of mine in London. He is an excellent clinician, a compassionate human being and, above all, an incurable optimist. I was sad, therefore, to find him preoccupied with the decline of the NHS and disillusioned with his career working for it.
Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies https://t.co/Z7g4HGAQAM
New Zealand hospital staff abused daily: 'It's time to talk', via @nzherald https://t.co/qNEad2yGQV
Indigenous medical graduates’ ripple effect - Improving health outcomes for Indigenous Australians https://t.co/Qd8Lyhp6Xb
Outback town's battle to keep permanent doctors https://t.co/0y16oKoyRV via @ABCNews
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Tribunal cancelled registration of doctor after criminal conviction https://t.co/1Z4VmTZJO1 via @canberratimes
Nigerian doctors head for England in renewed exodus of professionals - https://t.co/Epavi1gqwJ
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Correctional services doctor sneaks contraband into Indian jail https://t.co/s7wbDBAJTN via @TOICitiesNews
Rural Victoria psychiatrist suspended for sex with former patient https://t.co/Y3jFLV6m88 via @BgoAddy
In a masterstroke of barely disguised money saving, Hockey has finally grasped the co-payment nettle and introduced a hefty $7 impost on the Australian public every time they want to see a doctor. I personally think $1 would have had the same effect without creating quite such a political firestorm.
Working with specialist physicians in Australia since 2008 I have coached hundreds of doctors through their next career move. For senior doctors a new job is 9 times out of 10 life-changing, sometimes involving relocation of the whole family.
The recent debate in Ireland over doctors' hours has brought back some not so fond memories of my own internship in Scotland. My record shift was 57 hours straight with about 1.5 hours sleep. I actually fell asleep whilst walking down the corridor to write up a paracetamol order.
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Dr John Bethell graduated from Aberdeen Medical School in 1990 and worked as a doctor in both the UK and Australia, launching Wavelength with co-founder Claire Ponsford in 1999. As a pioneer and market leader of medical recruitment in Australia Dr Bethell has seen the industry grow and mature. After two decades of helping doctors find work and healthcare employers find doctors, he sees the medical workforce world from a unique perspective.