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

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At the same Federation meeting last week Clare Gerada said gave the impression that young GPs did not want partnerships. From an organisation with just 4 partners employing many dozens of salaried Drs this seems a bit rich- the partnerships are not being given. The PMS contract and 2003 GMS contract led a whole generation of older GPS to start employing salaried Drs as opposed to offering partnership- a situation which continues to this day. This has led to in many moderately sized practices where one now commonly finds 2 or 3 partners employing another 4-8 Drs. This has led to a weakened and divided profession which has absolutely no hope of defending the concept of partnership or practice working, and will ultimately will be to the detriment of patients as we are all either coerced by NHSE or local CCG's or sleepwalk into giving up partnerships and become employed by organisations such as Dr Gerada's in the guise of local networks.

Posted date

11 Sep 2013

Posted time

11:09am

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