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Analysis: How the Government’s seven-day GP access scheme could work


''The argument is one of self-interest for GP and practices. It is that without responding by increasing availability we are making it easier for the Government to make the case that independent providers deliver this increased availability. If you fear creeping privatisation then you must accept this argument. I have personally stood up against creeping privatisation, and very publically. I remain committed to stopping it happen. I believe by offering extended availability we will cut off this route.'' This essentially is the fallacy of your argument Ivan. YOU want to ''save the NHS'' . most of the GPs are not bothered even if private providers came in to do the OOH or increase the availability. They will have to be funded well to do the job and then as with OOH GPs can choose to do shifts. Why accept more work without proper funding?? You have no right to expect all GPs to do extra unfunded work by making hare brained schemes.

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14 Nov 2013

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