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General practice should move towards becoming predominantly salaried, says Burnham


Seriously why do we put up with this rubbish? It's fairly obvious that pay and conditions would be far worse under a salaried model and patients would not get the same commitment. Costs would also rise as independent GPs do so much unpaid work and I seriously doubt we have enough GPs if we are restricted to EWTD hours. There is only one logical solution and that is to remove political meddling from primary care by moving to a fully privatized insurance model charging market rates as is done in the rest of Europe. The alternative is death by a thousand cuts and ever more politicos making money off our backs whilst further damaging patient care.

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17 Sep 2014

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