A doctor working 60 hours per week on average (source MG UK) for an average annual income of 76,000 euros against 200 000 for a radiologist. A figure certainly honorable, but that is cringe generals who invoke their education and responsibilities. The overwhelming majority, they chose to practice in a sector (without higher fees) on behalf of access to healthcare for all. And even if, after several years of claims, the generals have got that consultations increased from 22 to 23 euros, we are still far from â‚¬ 70 per visit some specialists..
A force to chain the number of acts, multiplied the guards, some come out a Burm and the suicide rate in the profession is one of the highest (14%, according to unions). So that a new phenomenon has emerged in recent years: the deplaquage (close its general practices, withdrawing his plate). Around 40-50 years, more and more doctors are choosing to make a living otherwise and close their offices. They go to hospitals, nursing homes, as Medical Adviser. The number of departures has increased by 30 % between 2008 and 2009, from 3000 to 4000 doctors, and we expect an increase of 50 % for 2011 from a 6000. While in parallel, there are only 300 to 400 plants per year in UK. At this rate, the general will be more than 25 000 in 2025 and the majority of them will be in town. So to calm the discontent, Nicolas Sarkozy has supported the former Minister of Health Elizabeth Hubert, a former general practitioner, to fly a mission on the future of medicine in proximity.