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Hunt: The challenge is to rethink the role of primary care


Have to fully agree with Mr Hunt's speech. The model of Primary Care and the independent contractor status for General Practitioners should be reserved for those truly entrepreneurial GP's such as those examples in Kent , Hammersmith, K&C, Westminster etc. The rest of us who are unable to innovate and fail to realise that the nature of the NHS has changed from it's inception to what we deal with today - 70 % on long term conditions do not deserve to be IC's and should instead be salaried and performanced managed as our staff. 24 hour Primary Care services is definitely going to be the answer to avoiding those with LT conditions attending A&E and Emergency admissions. Wonder how many of us would not want to grab the opportunity if we were to be paid another say £67 per pt (basic GMS cap approx).

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25 Apr 2013

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