Thursday, April 12, 2007

Socialized physicians say avoid medical career

You no doubt have heard about how so many parents want their children to grow up to be doctors. One group that doesn’t want that are doctors, more particularly those who worked for state medical monopolies, also known as socialised medicine.

A survey was done of physicians working for the state controlled National Health Service, in the United Kingdom, showed that the majority, of the 14,000 physicians who answered the questionnaire, said that morale in the NHS was poor. The chief executive of the Hospital Consultants and Specialists Association, Stephen Campion, said: “Traditionally, many doctors have followed in their parents’ footsteps and increasingly we are hearing doctors saying they wished they hadn’t recommended a career in medicine to their children. The survey showed that 69% of NHS physicians would discourage a career in medicine.

The Labour government claims things are going just peachy, a feeling not shared by physicians or patients. The health secretary Patrician Hewitt, claimed that 2006 was the best year ever for the socialist agency but 90% of physicians disagreed. A Department of Health spokseman said their own survey shows that NHS staff are “generally satisfied”.