100 doctors a year choose suicide. UK Health Services are missing 10,000 staff due to suicides and mental health issues

BBC News 26th October 2018: Shrewsbury Mum wants better care for doctors.

There are about he BBC’s Inside Out programme investigated suicide among doctors in England and found the NHS has a shortage of 10,000 staff.

Clare Gerada “”When they sign up to be a doctor in the first place they are signing up to give their working life to the care of others and we need to care for them.” The junior doctors don’t feel cared for.

Doctors and Suicide: Clare Gerada in the BJGP 2018

Carolyn Wickware in Pulse 3rd Septemebr 2018: Top GP issues mental health warning as 400 doctors die by suicide

Professor Clare Gerada has called on the Government to improve support available to doctors, amid data showing over 400 doctors died by suicide in just four years.

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About Roger Burns - retired GP

I am a retired GP and medical educator. I have supported patient participation throughout my career, and my practice, St Thomas; Surgery, has had a longstanding and active Patient Participation Group (PPG). I support the idea of Community Health Councils, although I feel they should be funded at arms length from government. I have taught GP trainees for 30 years, and been a Programme Director for GP training in Pembrokeshire 20 years. I served on the Pembrokeshire LHG and LHB for a total of 10 years. I completed an MBA in 1996, and I along with most others, never had an exit interview from any job in the NHS! I completed an MBA in 1996, and was a runner up for the Adam Smith prize for economy and efficiency in government in that year. This was owing to a suggestion (St Thomas' Mutual) that practices had incentives for saving by being allowed to buy rationed out services in the following year.

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