Student blog causes outrage among GPs

A medical student's blog on The Guardian's website has caused outrage in the profession by criticising GPs for 'crying wolf' over the latest contract reforms.

The Guardian’s website, Guardian Unlimited, is viewed by more than 15 million unique users a month.

On its Joe Public blog, the medical student wrote: ‘They have got to stop crying wolf and threatening to resign every time they do not get their own way. Not everything is the outrage that doctors think it is.

‘If individuals do not like the offer of employment that is on the table from the Department of Health then they are free to leave the profession.

‘I'm fed up with hearing that morale is at an all-time low when everywhere I go I see contented doctors who are happy to teach students and treat patients.’

The post has attracted a barrage of comments from angry doctors, suggesting that the student blogger will change his attitude when he starts working in an NHS run by dictat.

colin.cooper@haymarket.com

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