GPs are the ones who deal with the consequences of government policy

MY HUSBAND recently lost his job, age 67. After 30 years of service he didn’t get a gold watch. Instead, his colleagues bought him a Fitbit watch, which counts his steps. They want to ensure he keeps moving. So do I. 

I agree with the wife of a busy and dedicated cardiologist who once remarked: “My husband can retire whenever he wants, as long as he is out of the house between 8am and 6pm.” 

As a GP, one sees the personal face of many stories that feature in the news. I experienced first-hand the rise of unemployment in South Australia before the