Friday, 19 April 2013

General Medical Council and Private Health Insurance for staff by Dr Helen Bright

General Medical Council has been attacked yet again by some doctors for paying small amounts of financial contribution towards private health insurance for their staff.

Doctors do get discounts for private health care insurance for themselves and their families and pay at least four times as much for their private health cover for obvious reasons: it very much depends what cover is provided by insurance. The more comprehensive the cover the more expensive it is. Judging by the amount paid by GMC the insurance cover is rather limited. Most doctors pay for themselves and their families more.

Why is it that some doctors are so mean to other people when they earn so much more than GMC staff. GMC staff do not receive large salaries and have to deal every day with unpleasant work.

 Straining reality into visual cortex, I guess.