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

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@Anne Bedish I am sorry about what has happened to your surgery, but your criticism of the.current partners without being aware of the financial situation is unfair. There are a couple of possibilities: 1. Your GP partners are trying to make a lot of money. 2. Your practice is failing due to financial pressure meaning that it no longer has the option of appointing partners. Partners have a huge workload compared to salried GPs, if their finances could only provide 5 partners with an income equal to or just above a salried dr they would not be able to find a new partner or may leave themselves for less stressful salaried work. I am afraid the second scenario is becoming very common as is the press and public blaming the drs who are trying to keep things in balance. As for participation groups they are very good at demanding a level of service but poor at defining how the service should be funded. So next time your group asks for money to be spent it should consider nominating which service should be dropped to fund it. The decisions become more difficult then.

Posted date

22 May 2013

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9:09am

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