Letters, calls and emails: NHS change is leading to GPs who don't care

Dear Editor

The stress of NHS reorganisation is beginning to affect the mental health of GPs says Dr Cantopher, a consultant psychiatrist (GP, 8 August). 

He goes on to say that, among healthcare professionals, GPs are his largest workload suffering from anxiety and depressive illnesses.  

I feel that some of us are suffering from a syndrome I call CCLS syndrome (couldn’t care less syndrome).  

This syndrome is seen in both sexes from the age 50 onwards reaching a peak near retirement age. Asked questions like ‘How does your job feel?’ or ‘Are your patients satisfied?’ the sufferer replies ‘Who cares?’  

They do not care what the patient has come for, but just measure whatever the computer tells them to.  

I wonder if Dr Cantopher is seeing GPs with this ailment.  

Dr Anita Sharma  


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