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Patients launch campaign to stop north east practice closure

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We need to be consistant in our criticism - these practices were all opened as part of the Darzi / APMS initiative of the last government - often against local opposition - to address a perceived unmet need and to increase patient choice in areas which supposedly were under doctored. Their contracts were often heavily subsidised compared to local practices, with generous startup costs. It is right and proper that these contracts should now be examined to see if the practices offer value for money at a time when most other practices in the country are struggling financially.

Posted date

28 Aug 2014

Posted time

1:25pm

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