I imagine that Medicine is a popular career choice amongst grammar school children. I am now wondering whether my trainee medic DC has made the right choice.
I find it hard to understand why the government spends £250 000 per junior doctor training them in UK medical schools to then try to drive them from the profession in England, at least, and then import many more doctors from countries who can ill afford to lose them and where the calibre of student and training may well be lower.
I did think the contrast between the photographs of striking junior doctors in the 1970s and now was interesting. Back then the picket lines were nearly all white (middle class??) males. Do you think the huge increase in women and ethnic minorities in the profession has emboldened Jeremy Hunt in his appalling treatment of the junior doctors? Controversial perhaps, but I did wonder whether he would treat people he identified more strongly with like this.
Has it put any of your offspring off going into Medicine?
In the meantime, please consider signing this UK parliament petition to force a debate re Jeremy Hunt (hope this link is okay mods)https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/121152