With the persistent underfunding of the National Health Service, crippling 'efficiency savings' and increased pressure on doctors, nurses and other health care workers, it is little surprise that the doctors in the UK have shifted in the political spectrum. A new study finds that a once generally 'Conservative' profession has now become more leftwing. The survey published online in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health finds that British doctors are now mostly left-leaning and liberal minded...except for surgeons and high earners. UK doctors think Britain’s exit from the European Union (EU), dubbed Brexit, will be very bad for the NHS. As a group, they are predominantly left-wing and liberal-minded. But high earners tend to lean more to the right of the political spectrum, while surgeons are twice as likely as other specialties to express right-wing views. When respondents rated their political beliefs on a scale of 0 (extremely left wing)
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