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


Why such righteous indignation? People (myself included) have been saying exactly this for the last 4 years at least. It`s not completely due to what GPs have done and it`s not completely due to successive incompetent governments but everyone who has meddled or adopted self-centred postures in the last 65 years has played a part in the likely failure of a model that was flawed in the first place. A bit of honesty might now be called for. Politicians should stop interfering and promising things to get votes and Practice Partners should stop pretending that they are the most cost-effective means of treating minor ailments or referring more significant health issues on to secondary care. While we are at it patients should also stop shouting about their rights while ignoring their personal responsibilities. The truth often hurts - irrespective of who is saying it. The only worry is that if we all wind up paying directly for healthcare I bet out taxes won`t go down even one penny!

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11 Sep 2014

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