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Patients refusing to be treated by non white / Muslim medical practitioners. 1 week 4 days ago #3342962

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"The NHS is in a state of perpetual crisis characterized by doctor shortages, long wait times, and rationing. The UK lost 441 general practitioners last year and had 11,576 unfilled vacancies for doctors as of last June."
fee.org/articles/why-the-uk-suddenly-is-...-physician-shortage/

When in need of a doctor: take it or leave it.
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Patients refusing to be treated by non white / Muslim medical practitioners. 1 week 4 days ago #3342966

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Corvette wrote: I think unless a doctor has been proven to be a bad doctor, that doctor should be alright unless
they try to tell you what church ideas you should believe to be the right one for you.



No doctor should be telling you what church, temple, synagogue,mosque etc is right for you - they are there to treat your medical issue, not to proselytise to you.

Would be amazed and shocked if any did that.
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Patients refusing to be treated by non white / Muslim medical practitioners. 1 week 4 days ago #3342968

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Corvette wrote: I think unless a doctor has been proven to be a bad doctor, that doctor should be alright unless
they try to tell you what church ideas you should believe to be the right one for you.


Eh I’ve never heard of such a thing !
Many doctors especially junior doctors have to work all the hours God sends ..if you think they’re got enough time to offer religious advice on top medical duties I think you’re mistaken...
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Patients refusing to be treated by non white / Muslim medical practitioners. 1 week 3 days ago #3343366

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Everybody should have the right to choose whomever they’re comfortable with to be their doctor without being called a racist.

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Patients refusing to be treated by non white / Muslim medical practitioners. 1 week 3 days ago #3343368

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No, not really.

If your reasons are racist then we shouldn't be pretending they are not racist.

Just like I dont choose my shop assistant, bank teller, police, teacher etc etc on racial grounds and expect not to be called racist.
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Patients refusing to be treated by non white / Muslim medical practitioners. 1 week 3 days ago #3343382

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I have an accent, I am from Lancashire now living and working in New Zealand. People sometimes struggle to understand me as I do them, even though English is spoken in both countries. I am often stereotyped as pommie, whatever that means to the patient I am dealing with.
Without immigrant skilled workers our medical system would struggle, just the same as the NHS would struggle if it were to only have UK born and trained staff.
When I was in the UK there was an outcry when the Moslem women asked to be seen by a female doctor and have their husband chaperone them during examinations. That was many years ago and some of the doctors that are being singled out are probably born and raised in the UK, as it is a multi cultural society now.Therefore no accent.
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Patients refusing to be treated by non white / Muslim medical practitioners. 1 week 3 days ago #3343393

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As long as they're good doctors I wouldn't care if they were purple and from mars.
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Patients refusing to be treated by non white / Muslim medical practitioners. 1 week 3 days ago #3343426

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Hu99 wrote: Everybody should have the right to choose whomever they’re comfortable with to be their doctor without being called a racist.


If you are choosing purely on racial grounds, then that is racism and you can expect to be called out.
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Patients refusing to be treated by non white / Muslim medical practitioners. 1 week 3 days ago #3343477

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Hu99 wrote: Everybody should have the right to choose whomever they’re comfortable with to be their doctor without being called a racist.


Not on the NHS they shouldn't unless it for extremely strict religious or cultural reasons. My dermatologist has an accent I find difficult to understand. I ask him politely to write down salient points. He obliges.
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A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its weakest members.

Patients refusing to be treated by non white / Muslim medical practitioners. 1 week 2 days ago #3343767

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So would posters consider it okay or not to ask for a different doctor if they were struggling to understand what the current doctor was saying?

Black, white pink with purple spots Muslim Sihk, Jew or Roman Catholic, can you reasonably ask for a different doctor if you can't understand them?
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Better to be thought a fool........
than to open your mouth and prove it!
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