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'It's in our hands to save our profession'

Former RCGP chair Professor Clare Gerada speaks at Pulse Live on why the removal of independent contractor status will ensure general practice remains sustainable.

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  • It is not in our hands. It is in the hands of our leaders

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  • Anonymous | GP Partner | 18 March 2015 8:16pm

    Totally agree with you Stephanie.

    Clare, you are wrong. We should frequently blame certain patients. You are also wrong if you think that being salaried will sort the problem out. Employers can easily force salaried doctors to see more patients in a shorter period of time without increasing their income

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    Anonymous | GP registrar | 18 March 2015 8:28pm

    CG pushing her salaried service agenda again - shocker.

    How would a change in job title stop the 6:29 visit request? "Sorry, I clock off at 6:30, bye now..."

    Right...

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    Anonymous | GP Partner | 18 March 2015 8:56pm

    The only way to sort this out is:

    1. GPs have to be paid per consultation
    2. Patients have to make a co-payment per consultation

    It works everywhere else in the world. The only issue is, why do GPs not want this?

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