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

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To underestimate the financial advantages to the country of GP partnerships, is naïve to the extreme. For the last ten months, my partners and I have been working an extra clinical session per week in order to provide a half decent service at a time of recruitment problems. None of us wanted to do this but we all felt it was our duty to our patients. Do you honestly think we would have the same mentality as salaried GPs? This is just a tiny example of the commitment differences and to ignore them is both ignorant and insulting to GP principals in normal sized practices ( ie not managing directors of huge empires) I agree with the sentiments that the previous contract and the influx of salaried GPs is what got us into this mess in the first place. The end result will be an entirely salaried workforce with slightly less workload but a lot worse pay and terms and conditions. Patients will not be satisfied either because if you pay people peanuts you get monkeys. GPs are no different.

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11 Sep 2013

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4:56pm

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