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Locums forced to slash fees by 8% due to pensions changes

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"Dr Peter Swinyard, a GP in Swindon and chair of the Family Doctor Association, said the reforms were disproportionately affecting smaller practices because they often rely heavily on locums to cover absences, whereas larger practices can provide cover through their own substantive doctors" If you choose to operate a small business with only a few GP's then that is part of the risk that using that business model carries. The problem with primary care is they expect every change to be a win for every practice which is just not realistic. No other area of commerce expects this to happen so why should provision of primary care?

Posted date

24 Jun 2013

Posted time

1:15pm

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