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Private company takeover? Bring it on!

Dr Amjad Hossein takes a contrary view to many GPs over the Government's plans to increase the number of private firms taking on primary care services.

He wants the likes of UnitedHealth Europe, Chilvers McCrae, Boots or Tesco to buy his practice in March next year.

Dr Hossain, a 70-year-old GP in Lewisham, south London, said he wanted to retire but was not confident of being able to attract anyone to take over as a principal, or even to attract a salaried doctor.

He said: 'Most doctors don't want the responsibility and London is very expensive.

'I want some commercial firm to take it on.'

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