French family doctors call strike for increase in consultation fees


Some of France's General Practitioners have gone on strike for an increase in standard fees, currently set at a lowest rate of 25 euros per appointment and notably highlighting their claimed workload of an average 55 hours per week, just as the country faces an epidemic of infections including flu and Covid-19.

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French GPs have gone on strike for the second time this month as the country’s hospitals face a “triple epidemic” of Covid-19, bronchiolitis and flu, reports The Times.