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Decision on extending practice boundary pilots to be made without 'robust' economic data


What is the biggest issue in primary care at the moment? I would say it was the crisis in GP numbers. How come then it appears everything possible is being done to exacerbate this - driving foreign doctors away; pushing experienced GPs into early retirement; making things so tough that those in mid career are reducing their hours; giving increasing opportunities to the business minded amongst us to reduce clinical hours as they embrace the reforms by becoming managers. . Who is going to provide primary care in the future? Just what is the agenda? With the ridiculous idea of extended practice boundaries being yet another of the hundreds of things being forced upon us are we going to continue our supine pacifism, grow some professional balls,or, as I suspect, individually find our own ways of quietly surrendering?

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24 Sep 2013

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