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Partnerships scarce because of Government

I can see the frustration of being a salaried GP. I've been one myself ('Salaried GPs, stop moaning and start working for a partnership').

There is no sure-fire way to get a partnership - a lot of it is luck. But the main reason for lack of partnerships is the way the Government has dealt with GP funding, by introducing more APMS deals - no partnerships in these practices. I wish all GPs would challenge the Government over its destruction of our wonderful healthcare system.

Life is not so good as a partner - lots of stresses and not much financial reward. I earned more as a locum. The financial reward comes with seniority pay and the MPIG, which are on their way out.

From Dr Saptarshi Saha, Moxley, West Midlands

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