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Practice closures campaign presents 20,000 signatures to Downing Street


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?

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07 Aug 2014

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