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Media coverage (or the lack thereof)

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hey all!

hope u guys are all faring ok!

apart from some coverage in a few newspapers, i havent noticed any coverage on TV

have others seen any reports on mainstream / prime time TV about the whole MTAS situation?

if not, is that not just LUDICROUS???

i mean a few hundred people losing their jobs in a factory in the middle of nowhere usually manages to get all sorts of media coverage but 1000's of trained medical specialists facing unemployment because of a potentially very dodgy recruitment system gets squat!

am i missing something?

is there a reason why this situation is not getting the coverage it deserves?

im sure theres a general public misconception that we're all just whinging about change and nothing more (that is if any of the public is even aware) because they're just not aware of what we're actually going thru to try and secure jobs that cld b anywhere!

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Doctors are too respectable to do things that get onto the top stories of newspaper and TV. We won't climb the roof of Patricias house or goad Prescott into punching us, we just try to lobby Government or sign petitions. Fact is, we're just too boring to hold the public interest for long enough to get our point across.

Most people would look at MMC in the papers and think that's terrible but then they put the paper down and couldn't care less. While this cock up is extremely relevant to us, Joe Bloggs member of the public doesn't give a toss, which is exactly why Liz Hurley's wedding is bigger news.

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yep the fickle general public

simultaneously the public sector workers greatest strength and weakness.. sorry im quotin movies again!

my psychopathic evil side is starting to leak out with all this goin on and in a few years time when things have completely gone tits up with the NHS in every respect, then the general public will hav to face the consequences! >:(:D >:(:D >:(:D:o :o :D:lol::o:(

is that schadenfreude?

i think im losing it! lol

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i would bet the general public's view of doctors is still that of the privately educated, middle class, already rich and highly paid, arrogant chap who is too posh to really relate to the average person . consequently the general public has little time, sympathy or indeed comprehension of the many problems contemporary doctors, who do not fit that strereotype,face.

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Or maybe whenever the public meets doctors they feel a bit powerless and scared (as they are probably sick at the time) and thus are generally a bit negative towards us!!!!!!!!!!!!

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that is correct grey matter, and it seems stereotypes last for longer than they are relevant in this instance.

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