When primary care doesn’t connect, collaborate and work together - patients see and feel that disconnection.
When we get it right we're playing together as a band. That's the way to make the health service sing.
The gulf that divides us has grown too wide. Now there are dozens of organisations purportedly representing doctors, or at least sections of the medical community.
I look forward to BridgeBuilders being one of the places where we can come together and discuss some of the big issues facing our noble vocation and valued patients.
As a parent I have been struck with how often I’ve seen the behaviour of my children replicated in my workplace and more broadly in ‘grown-up politics’, both in and out of the world of medicine.
As GPs and GP registrars, we all want the best for our communities and patients. This is only achievable through a happy, sustainable and appropriately skilled workforce.
Disunity makes us all uncomfortable, as well as making it easy to ignore us in policy development. However, our desire for unity is not absolute.