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Baker: Patients may think service cuts are sign that GPs want an easy life


"Standards of care for patients’ services are suffering because of the cut in funding.’ This really is the key message as GPs are become vulnerable and blamed by not only the politicians,the media but now the patients or voters what the politicians like to call them. Safe and quality care cannot be provided on the cheap it comes at price. We definitely need better funding, resources and manpower. Is Mr Hunt listening and appreciates this message-No!! there is an election in the horizon and I believe the government can have a PR machine behind them to divert the blame( away from the government) to the GP for a/e and winter crisis and many other failings. Then Mr Hunt wants to tell the voters- how much do GP earn? Does the RCGP have a PR machinery to defend and protect the GP. It is worth hiring professional PR consultants to nail the messages.

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27 Nov 2013

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