For many years the bestselling writer (and former practising GP) Vernon Coleman has been writing about the crisis in the NHS which would inevitably result from the huge increase in the proportion of female medical students over the past decades. He’s pointed out:
– women are more likely than men to quit the profession after graduating, because they’re more likely than men to have partners willing to finance the option
– women are more likely than men to work part-time regardless of whether or not they have children
– women are more likely than men to refuse to work unsocial hours
Parts of the NHS have been close to crisis for years as a result of this social engineering experiment, and I’ve written about it myself at length. I’m grateful to the journalist Claire-Louise Meadows of http://afternyne.com for pointing me to an article in today’s Daily Mail:
The consequences of driving up the proportion of female doctors include an inferior service for the public, at a higher cost to the taxpayer. If this isn’t the very definition of madness, I don’t know what is. So hats off to Anne McIntosh MP and Anna Soubry MP for saying the unsayable.