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Practice closures 'not always a problem', NHS England says


Not a problem for whom - OK NHS England don't care - well they should - they are the commissioners of Primary Care - they should care. Dispersing the lists of small/single handed practices when they close may be part of NHS England's plan to force us all to move towards supermarket style primary core ("its how you tell em" core that is rather than couldn't care) - small practices closing put an intolerable pressure on the remaining practices in an area and a domino affect ensues. Companies like Virgin or local community Trusts running mega practices is the end of traditional general practice - and it happened on our watch - for me I've had enough and I've handed my resignation in to the practice and will be leaving on April Fool's day after 34 years in NHS - 34 yrs ago I'd hoped to make it 40 years as a GP - as was the way in 1970's and 80's - remember the fuss when they brought in compulsory retirement of GPs as principals at 70! NHS England doesn't care - well good for them - sad so many of us in our late 50's have decided to jack it all in - who ever is last - could they turn the lights out please when they leave

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17 Jul 2014

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