Paul-you will have to remember that the patients they are 'poaching' will likely have much lower annual consultation rate that the elderly frail with as previously mentioned the fallout for remaining practices on consultation rates and financial instability. Seriously NHS England get a grip.
GP partner exeter
and I wonder how much the redundancy bill will be.If the contract was not enough they should not have bid on in the first place as another provider would not have run as a loss leader .not great buisines sense.
Down here in Devon we have at least one PFI financed community hospital with a cast iron contract and huge penalties. As with all private finance the shareholders/investors will want a guaranteed return.
i suggest we increase fees in line with CQC fee hikes.I only thought about this yesterday when completing a report for ATOS at the 33.50 which has remained unchanged for as long as i can remember .
to Dr Jacques, how would you advise a patient with such hours and lack of contact with a young family.There are always options to reduce workload. Your children are only young once.