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Five minutes to understand why liberal doctors will strike Thursday and Friday

2022-11-30T09:52:10.496Z

“The crisis is strong enough today to carry out an operation that carries in order to avoid the collapse of the health system”, justify



It is an unprecedented movement whose extent it is difficult to measure.

The liberal doctors are called to "strike" on Thursday 1st and Friday 2nd December.

While the claims may differ depending on the organization, all illustrate a fed up within the profession, which deplores a lack of consideration and in particular asks for an increase in the price of the consultation.

Why this call?

It is Doctors for Tomorrow, an "asyndical and apolitical movement", which is at the origin of this unprecedented call for strike.

This “movement” was born in September “with the idea of ​​mobilizing unionized or non-unionized doctors for better working conditions”.

Since then, most professional unions have joined the movement, also calling for a strike.

Doctors for tomorrow is already calling to continue the movement during a "hard strike", from December 26 to January 8.

“The crisis is strong enough today to carry out an operation which carries in order to avoid the collapse of the health system”, justifies with the Parisian Noëlle Cariclet, doctor-psychiatrist in Seine-et-Marne, spokesperson for Doctors for tomorrow.

The vote in Parliament on the social security financing bill – notably providing for the addition of a fourth year of general medicine internship in a medical desert – may have been the last straw for many.

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For the doctors mobilized, it is time to "revalue" the profession of liberal.

And this must in particular go through an increase in the price of the consultation, the flagship measure of the movement.

Doctors for tomorrow thus defends a consultation at 50 euros and no longer 25 euros.

“In return, we are asking for the abandonment of the CPAM flat rates (

paid to a doctor according to fixed objectives

) which give doctors no visibility on the amount they will actually receive, preventing them from organizing and recruiting effectively. administrative staff, ”explains Noëlle Cariclet, deploring for the liberals too much time to do administrative work rather than treating.

Proof that all the unions are not completely aligned, although calling for mobilization, Franck Devulder, head of the CSMF, rather defends a “hierarchy” of the amount of consultations, “allowing to value slightly more complex consultations ".

The date of this strike movement is also not chosen by chance while taking place at the same time the conventional negotiations with the Health Insurance.

What to expect Thursday and Friday?

In practice, liberal doctors do not go on strike: independent, non-salaried, a doctor on strike actually closes his practice.

“The goal is for us to be heard,” explains Franck Devulder.

"We want to show that we are able to do it over two days, to warn that if it should last longer there would be an impact on the population", explains Noëlle Clariclet, anticipating the consequences of a hard strike.

For a large majority of the practices, the closure was anticipated and the appointments made upstream postponed: it is therefore only for emergencies, "that there could be repercussions on the emergency services", warns the spokesperson for Doctors for Tomorrow.

It remains to be seen to what extent the "strike" will be followed, while the biologists - engaged in a showdown with the government - have also announced that they are joining it.

"The numbers are increasing considerably," says Noëlle Clariclet.

Doctors for Tomorrow is based on the more than 14,000 members in a dedicated Facebook group to estimate participation in the movement.

“In Occitania, we are talking about the closure of 70% of general practitioner offices.

The movement also promises to be very popular in the Western region, in the Center and in Brittany”, also notes Franck Devulder, who reports “local feedback”.

"I'm not sure it's popular, or it's the right time," warned Minister Delegate for Health Professions, Agnès Firmin Le Bodo, last week.

considering that the growing difficulties of access to care have repercussions and "the feeling of our fellow citizens with regard to doctors is beginning to change".

An end of inadmissibility even before the movement very little appreciated in the profession which intends to be heard.

Source: leparis

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