Cookie policy notice

By continuing to use this site you agree to our cookies policy below:
Since 26 May 2011, the law now states that cookies on websites can ony be used with your specific consent. Cookies allow us to ensure that you enjoy the best browsing experience.

This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Appraisal is last straw for retiring GP

Dr Jonathan Rhodes is retiring this month to avoid appraisal, a scheme he says will 'cripple general practice' and cause GPs to practise defensively.

Dr Rhodes, a GP in Manchester and chair of West Pennine LMC, said he had planned to continue as a locum but changed his mind when non-principal appraisals were introduced.

Dr Rhodes, who had working links with Harold Shipman at the LMC in the early 1980s, said: 'I don't think Fred [Shipman] could have been detected under any scheme.'

Rate this article  (5 average user rating)

Click to rate

  • 1 star out of 5
  • 2 stars out of 5
  • 3 stars out of 5
  • 4 stars out of 5
  • 5 stars out of 5

0 out of 5 stars

Have your say