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Do we have equal rights??

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Before saying anything I do understand importance of patients, if there are no patients there are no doctors.

[glb]BUT[/glb]

It is surprising (am I jealous) some times how much importance patients get .they has priority in hospital car parks, in my hospital security people will not allow u to park in main car park they say go and park in staff parking doc which is usually overfilled with patients and their visitors cars.

Today I had to fill an incident form which I could not fill properly because it is not designed for staff or doctors. The form was designed for patients.

There are nice chairs and sofas in patients waiting area but in doctor’s mess? I think you know.

We display in our hospitals “NHS will not tolerate verbal or physical violence or abuse….” etc.we face it every day. Managers say “you have to report and fill incident form doc”( there is no form designed for staff or doctors .what happens if you fill one are they going to arrest them. If patient complaint against us we get sacked. we face so many times when drunk patient swearing at us loudly, security comes and stands next to him they will not touch patient because they will get sued by pt for physical assault. Can we shout at our patient and keep our GMC registration??..

There are plenty more examples.

Is it only me feeling like this???

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Yes we have equal rights to be treated well

do not worry we all have been there in such situations

and the incidents do have a value..come up in National surveys...Doctors being hit,verbally abused etc..'

Sometimes the nature of the clinical presentations of our clients population is difficult and borders to madness vs badness.

occupational hazard?

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Thanks for your opinion Ram 73.

I think we all know what happens to “National surveys”. Are the results of National surveys changing any thing?(for doctors i mean.i know pt's will be seen with in 4 hours in A&E and wait to see Specialist doc for more than 12 hours on the wards) I have not seen any change in my tiny 6 years of UK experience. And I have already crossed the stage of worrying about these things, but I wanted to know what other doctors feel about these circumstances.

We see now and then in news that doctors misbehaving or treating their pt’s badly in head lines. Have you ever seen any news (forget about surveys/posters on A&E walls) about badly behaving patients.

May be I am feeling like this because I am still SHO.but I am curious to hear from others.

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Rao

I'm sorry things seem bleak where you are. I don't think its the same in all other hospitals. I find it hard to get even a bit cheesed off with patients - I am doing a job I love, that is never dull and I get paid handsomely for it. I wonder sometimes if some doctors are a bit hard on the public.

Have a good New Year

Che ;)

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