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GP partnerships will be gone in ten years, says NHS England official

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Peter Swinyard has raised the point that we could probably fund sustainable care for patients if we charged £150 per head. ...My calculations would put it nearer £200 per patient. If you take current expenditure on staff and consumables at 60% of gross practice income and a list of 2000 per whole time partner this would work. Even if expenses rose to 70% a figure of £200 per patient per year would provide some buffering for practices. I think these are real sums that could work if the issue of patients accessing NHS prescription subsidies was sorted out. In answer to your question Peter I think your proposal could work... it is high time that documented proposals for private practice were put forward to the profession. If only we had a functional union... sadly we only have the BMA!

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11 Sep 2014

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