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'The GPs who don't even know your name'? These patients would beg to differ...

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Anonymous 11.11 pm - 18 months ago at a Patients Participation Group, the two GP partners told us that they were taking on salaried doctors and wouldn't take on partners because, they had the audacity and guile to tell us, that salaried doctors would give better continuity of care ! I had just happened to have read on Pulse and the BMJ a good article comparing partners and salaried doctors and it was clear that continuity of care was unlikely to happen with salaried doctors. At the meeting I pointed this out and the partners "reassured" me that continuity of care would be better than ever with salaried doctors ! I am sure now that the partners were just trying to fob the Patients Participation Group, whether that was for financial reasons or not I cannot say. I also expressed concern that the practice would be 'sold' to Virgin or some other such company - I still have that concern. Patients appear to have absolutely no power to sway what is happening to GP surgeries....despite the fact that we are all tax payers who have paid for our health service.

Posted date

22 May 2013

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8:38am

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