France -Christmas strike of doctors -December 23, 2014

Thousands of doctors went on strike to protest against a health reform modelled on Britain's NHS system, and which they say will make them victims of state red tape. The general practitioners and specialists began an eight-day walkout in protest against changes that would adopt the principle of ‘free at the point of delivery’.

Thousands of doctors went on strike to protest against a health reform modelled on Britain's NHS system, and which they say will make them victims of state red tape. The general practitioners and specialists began an eight-day walkout in protest against changes that would adopt the principle of ‘free at the point of delivery’, a system the NHS adopted at its birth in 1948. Trade unions are also unhappy with a clause that will allow chemists to make routine vaccinations. They say that this will further reduce doctors' already low incomes. They are among the lowest paid in Western Europe.

English: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/france/11310892/French-doctors ...   


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