Monday, May 24, 2010

DOCTORS ON THE BREAD LINE - Wednesday 11th May

One of the fall outs of Tuesday night's budget was a piece in the paper about a local Canberra doctor being appreciative of the Government providing her practice with a $25,000 grant to employ a nurse.

The doctor let us into the secret that her annual income is $140,000.

She also let us into another secret, she charges $78 for each 15 minute consultation.

Add that up.

Eight hours a day work at $312 an hour adds up to $2,500. Multiply that by 5 and you get $10,000 a week., Multiply that by 44 weeks a year and you get $440,000, a far cry from $140,000.

There's three doctors in the practice. By the tone of the article you'd think they were on the bones of their arse and needed the Government to pay for a nurse.

All the government needs to do is help nurses set themselves up in private practice and give them access to the prescription pad.

Who is it that dreams up these stunts? How does the Government fall for them?

On the track
No track. In Brisbane running 6 seminars for the day. That's quite enough.

In the meantime stay tuned highly tuned and if you feel crook get thee to a nursery.

John Miller

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