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Gerada to 'start dialogue' on GPs' independent contractor status in new NHS England role

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I agree with anonymous 9.07am. I also think that losing independent status would attract more junior doctors into general practice, because it is more similar to what they are used to (PAYE, etc). It would remove much of the financial risk and disparity. Arguments in favour of IS include autonomy and sense of ownership, which is personally satisfying, and has made GPs prepared to go the extra mile. However, this has been exploited and unappreciated by the government, almost to the point of destruction. I think Clare Gerada is right to suggest that we consider an alternative.

Posted date

11 Sep 2013

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10:56am

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