The OECD average is 3.5 doctors per 1000 people.
The UK has only 2.8 doctors per 1000 people.
That is one of the lowest figures in Europe – second only to Poland.
What a stunning indictment of this govt’s 9 year track record of underfunding our NHS. https://t.co/qDTKtZ6l28
— Rachel Clarke (@doctor_oxford) December 23, 2019
Amazing how doctors are not experts in economics. Something we were also told last week:
Britain’s GPs are among the best paid in the western world, a major report has found.
The international study shows that family doctors now earn more than three times as much as the average employee.
GP partners typically earn more than £115,000 a year for full-time work, with most family doctors opting for part-time hours.
Isn’t that amazing? People buy less of something more expensive. Doctors are more expensive in Britain than not in Britain. Britain buys fewer doctors than non-Britain does.
Our word, if only someone had set up a science to study this sort of thing.
And if this is true of doctors then of course it’s also going to be true of other workers isn’t it? Those minimum wage rises are going to lead to fewer people being employed. Because people buy less of more expensive things.