A west country GP
Not being funny (as Darling Denice says in Private Eye) but in my practice the salaried docs have their indemnity paid as part of the package so will benefit. No partners strolling off with anything except for the usual burdens of woe and care. Our local OOH provider now pays for indemnity and discussions are going on in the SW region to get some pooled cover for federation/working at scale. That said, I still pay 50% more than I did 5 years ago and this needs a proper, national sorting out. I am pleased to see a cap on claimants' legal fees (which often are multiples of any payout) is beng considered but I'll believe it when I see it, Parliament being largely full of lawyers.
I see Roy Lilley is fulminating today about CQC fees and wondering why the taxpayer is "subsidising small businesses" and if nursing homes will be similarly blessed. Perhaps I should unsubscribe?
It's part of the plan. There is no intention to "save" failing practices but to "reduce the number of delivery points (sic)." Most of the money will pay for "change managers" and unless you are talking about 30,000 populations, forget it. As I said years ago, like the aliens in "Independence Day" when Jeff Goldblum asked them what they wanted the human race to do, NHSE "want you to die."
As my one time Dutch partner used to say, "Het is allemaal onzin!" And, you know, that's still true, even today.