I take it Public Health funded the testing equipment (circa £2.5k) as they did in Surrey. So if they renege on the contract, keep the kit and sell it on to regain your losses!
1.The practices are the CCG - If the majority do not want to use Choose & Book then no contest.
2.Providers who dictate referral methods may well find referrals dry up.
3.Patient choice - Who do you recommend doc!
Partner v Salaried = Divide and Conquer. No wonder Cameron / NHSE has got away with it thus far.
As a life long Tory I'm sorry to say this time Cameron is not getting my vote, then again neither is Milliband.
Bring on the revolution!
I have always been doubtful of the data gathered by the office of National Statistics. This now proves my doubt.
If the Cabinet Office want to know how satisfied I and my practice manager colleagues are they should ask us directly - If they dare!
And....How many practices have signed up to the DES so as not to miss the deadline and are yet to ascertain if it is feasible to make it financially viable. There is no penalty for signing up to a DES and then not carrying out the work, save you don't get the 'reward'. So actual take up could be even less.
Hunt is right, GPs should go back to looking after patients...ooops who will do the commissioning?