That's not really how it actually happened. GPs just follow their training at medical schoo
Sorry. You're wrong, unless you were hiding under the couch in the medical room when the GP told me there was nothing wrong with me and I was suffering with depression, plus I missed heared them. They then gave me antidepressants and sent me to a Psychologist.
The phycologist was actually helpfully and pointed out one of the diagnostic features of depression was a lack of motivation. As I was at the time studying my undergraduate degree, that gave a very big clue that I was not suffering with a lack of motivation or depression.
So much for "GP's follow their training".
This kind of brings us back to the lack of intelligence, doesn't it, can't even "follow their training".
demanding higher and higher standards,
I can't find a single reason for wanting the highest standards all the time is wrong, can you?
And please don't mix up individuals with the whole system, they're not lone warriors, they get far more support then I ever have as a ME/CFS sufferer. I'd like to see them come round to my life stare at 4 walls and a ceiling all day, never get to see or speak to individuals for weeks on end, whilst my life filters away. And never even a phone call from someone concerned or a system to support me provided by an employer or the government.
I'm sure my life would be far more satisfying for them and less stressful.
From my point this isn't about me v a GP and wether I have empathy for them or not. In any job we have to build the skills to do it, if they can't do that, leave, that's what's expected of every human, isn't it? No one's forcing them to stay, I just wish I had the same option.
That isn't a comment based on callousness, this is what happens after 12 years of tory based rule and cutting of funding for public services. This is what the country wanted, they voted for it 4 times. I'm also willing to stick my neck out and claim that most Doctors in the UK voted for it. There's a saying that goes, be careful what you wish for.
Additionally, they're the first point of contact in the medical system. I'm complaining about it all plus the decision makers etc. I have empathy for everyone, but less respect when they constantly let me down, including the first point of contact.