Why do doctors think they are above criticism? | Sam Bowman writes for the IBTimes

Executive Director of the ASI, Sam Bowman, wrote for the IBTimes on the junior doctors strikes. He argues the dispute is all about salaries, and that doctors are in the wrong here.

If the issue is pay, why should the other side of the dispute – taxpayers – be expected to pay more? The main justification for paying doctors more would be charity – they deserve more than they're getting, or it's unfair to cut some doctors' pay.

But the NHS isn't a charity that operates for the benefit of its staff, and it has limited resources. More money for doctors means less money that can be spent on NHS patients, or indeed on other NHS workers.

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