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


Perhaps naively, I fear the loss of independent contractor status risks losing far more than it gains, and may come with unintended consequences. My greatest concern would be that salaried GPs have no motivation to stay wedded to one practice/population for 30 yrs, which brings with it real continuity of care. Good general practice is more than just making one-off diagnoses and referrals, isn’t it? Find a way to achieve that level of continuity with another model and I’ll stop being so concerned about the future/value of General Practice.

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11 Sep 2013

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