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Independents' Day

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Pulse Manifesto for General Practice

n Safeguard the core values of general practice

•protect and value the role of the GP generalist

•defend GPs' clinical freedom

•trust GPs to do what's best for their patients

•less tick-box medicine – more time for patients

n No work

without pay

•new money for all new work

•definitive UK-wide guidance on essential services

•end the postcode lottery in enhanced services

•stop consultants dumping work on GPs

n Protect GPs' pension rights

•keep the retirement age at 60

•retain GPs' unique dynamising factor

n Scrap Choose and Book plans

•consult GPs on NHS IT strategy

•guarantees on patient confidentiality

•a genuine choice of IT system

n A fairer NHS complaints system

•a better balance between GPs' and patients' rights

•early action to strike out vexatious complaints

•swifter resolution of cases

n Stop GPs paying

the price for

health scares

•allow exception reporting of childhood vaccine dissenters

•better warning systems for GPs

n Surgeries fit

for patients

•more public money for premises improvements

•end the dominance of LIFT

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