This site is intended for health professionals only

At the heart of general practice since 1960

Read the latest issue online

Gold, incentives and meh

Report this comment to a moderator

Please fill in the form below if you think a comment is unsuitable. Your comments will be sent to our moderator for review.

Report comment to moderator

Required fields.

Headline

Practice closures campaign presents 20,000 signatures to Downing Street

Comment

Wrong strategy. 100,000 signatures needed for any debate in the House of Commons. Asking for more public money in the context of a national public deficit of £1.4 trillion is unreasonable. Allowing GPs to set their own prices, supplement income to sustain a viable business, and autonomy to deliver medical care without being tied to financial targets and reams of bureaucratic red tape, would be the answer and for that it requires some form of industrial action. It is now too late to save general practice. Which medical student with a £83k-£100k student loan, would voluntarily opt for a career in general practice which involves training for 3 years to then pay £1563 each time to sit a potentially career breaking CSA exit licencing exam?

Posted date

07 Aug 2014

Posted time

10:01am

required
required
required