If only they had been battling, eh?

Medics who have battled coronavirus on the frontline for more than a year and a half have faced a torrent of abuse from patients, a new poll has revealed.

The British Medical Association (BMA) warned of a “rising level of abuse” towards GPs as it called on the public to be kind to NHS workers.

As opposed to their 18 months of hiding behind the answering machine……

7 thoughts on “If only they had been battling, eh?”

  1. Maybe my GP likes me. I’ve had no trouble getting a telephone appointment, and once he called me in for a face to face that I hadn’t asked for. Can’t complain really.

  2. The British Medical Association (BMA) warned of a “rising level of abuse” towards GPs as it called on the public to be kind to NHS workers.

    GPs aren’t NHS workers, or are they?

  3. “on the frontline” – The war metaphor is full of possibilities:

    “Virions seeped through the air like mustard gas in the trenches, with only our urine-soaked masks to protect us. We will fight them on the beaches, using telephoto lenses to make it look more crowded. Two lorry-loads of paperclips arrived.”

  4. Reminds me of London Underground. “Please don’t smack our ticket inspectors in mouth for giving you a penalty fare.” If your customers think you’re taking the piss, you probaly are.

  5. My bloody GP is still hiding behind a locked door and an answering machine. Then again, this is Perth, Scotland so they are probably right to hide.

    🙂

  6. I’m vaguely encouraged that Covid might be the crack in the dam regarding the UK public’s attitudes to the NHS. Notwithstanding all the pan bashing at the beginning, as the waiting lists get longer and longer and the inability to get any healthcare at all reaches a wider and wider proportion of society, the possibility of change gets larger and larger. I’ve always said that the NHS will only ever be reformed after it has collapsed in a heap, and maybe, just maybe Covid will precipitate that collapse.

  7. Bloke in North Dorset

    Jim,

    If it does it will be after the NHS has gone down screaming and following endless lockdowns “to save the NHS” every winter and also had even more money shovelled at it. And that will be under a so called Conservative government, if we end up with a Labour government the death throes will be never ending.

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