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CQC issues closure notices to two GP practices


I agree GP surgeries are a business and should maintain a good standard. However the standard hasn't been very clear, and in any case only recently set. As per any business, such changes done quickly will have cost implications and the level of service it provides. The surgery may have no choice but to offer the minial required service as set out in the contract.. Will the patients be happy to see fewer receptionists/GPs/Nurses in their surgeries to accommodate the loss? Or perhaps continual change of staff to employ those on minimal wage? Perhaps partners should seek out cheaper salaried GP from poorer European countries who may be fully qualified to work but has little knowledge of the local culture or language? If we are talking about the "business" in it's pure consumer form, that is what should happen to make "business" sense. I hope it wont happen though - I like being a GP and occassionary I'd like to think I might have done a good job and made a difference for my patients, rather than ticking boxes or being a businessman.

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22 Jan 2013

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