GP reveals stress within the NHS The number of NHS staff taking long-term stress leave has increased rapidly in recent years
By DR SAMAR MAHMOOD HAVING an illness and needing to consult a doctor about it is stressful. To then have to worry about how much the consultation and further treatment might cost only adds to the stress and might make the existing condition worse. However, to have a free at the point of use health system wherein we can go and see a doctor and only have to focus on how to get better is a huge privilege. Many countries offer their citizens free healthcare in some form, but few can afford to offer a service which boasts highly-trained healthcare…
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