Future Healthcare

Private work ‘helps doctors to balance their lives’

The IDF needs to preserve private practice and encourage doctors to embrace it as a career choice, according to its outgoing president.

Dr Brian O’Connor, outgoing president of the IDF

Dr Brian O’Connor said: ‘More and more, younger doctors are developing portfolio practices with greater emphasis on work-life balance and less of a 24/7 commitment of doctors of yesteryear.

‘This applies across the board in primary and secondary care and it is incumbent to address the changing reality of work practices among our younger colleagues.’

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