Following the call from the Doctors for Tomorrow collective, several medical practices will close on December 1 and 2. Discover the reasons for this protest movement.
- For the first time since 2015, all medical unions support this strike.
- “In Occitania, we are talking about the closure of 70% of general practitioners’ offices,” said Noëlle Clariclet.
- Health Insurance has promised certain upgrades, in particular for general practitioners, pediatricians and psychiatrists.
This Thursday and Friday, the GPs will strike. Clearly, the cabinets will be closed for the next two days. This movement was launched on social networks, by the non-union and apolitical collective Doctors for tomorrow which brings together more than 14,000 members on Facebook. He wants to fight against the government’s policy on access to care. “The goal is to avoid a two-tier medicine by keeping liberal doctors in the conventional system by upgrading their activities”, explains the group.
Have more time to care for patients
According to Doctors for Tomorrow, practitioners are asking “to be remunerated to match our heavy responsibilities”. Among the claims, there is an increase in the price of the consultation to 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, declared, at ParisianNoëlle Cariclet, spokesperson for the collective.
GPs also want “find a humane medicine”. Clearly, they want to have more time to care for their patients. Health professionals also want to encourage young doctors to settle in certain French regions which have become medical deserts.
A “hard strike” from December 26
This protest movement, which biologists have also announced to join, could last beyond two days. According to Doctors for tomorrow, a new closing of the cabinets will take place during the end of year celebrations. The collective even announced a “hard strike” from December 26.