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Anger as leading GP's firm threatens practice redundancies

A private primary care provider jointly run by former GPC chairman Dr John Chisholm has provoked anger by threatening GPs in two practices in South London with redundancy, saying that GP-led services were an ‘inefficient use of resources'

Concordia Health, which won a contract in 2006 to run Melbourne Grove and Parkside practices in Southwark, sent letters to both practices this month saying that GPs may be made redundant to ‘balance spend versus clinical capacity'after an audit revealed GPs were not needed in 36% of cases.

A Concordia Health spokesperson said: ‘We're working to balance the best possible mix of clinicians according to the requirements of our patients,' he said.

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