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What does the new GP contract include?

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Woke up this morning a bit anxious as NHSE were supposed to come in for a chat regarding List Closure. We had applied almost 8 weeks ago and instead of being offered a meeting/support or the opportunity to address issues, we received threats first from NHSE - that we should withdraw our application or else if this permission was declined we would not be able to apply for closure for 6 months. Then, this was reiterated by the LMC a few days later. Being on this forum helps and I was able to talk to LMC who agreed that one could use Clause 17 of GMS Contract to avoid taking new patients. History repeats itself and in the old PCT tradition, we got a phone call saying the representative of NHSE has fallen ill and there would be no meeting. In the past, I had an excuse from a Commissioner saying he would miss an appointment because his child had diarrhoea at school !! So much for integrity and accountability. Especially when you have meetings rescheduled already a couple of times. So from tomorrow we stop taking patients as planned date because NHSE has not bothered to discuss or give consent or even refusal to consent in 8 weeks. Looking now at the above Contract - I've just begun to think that the time to quit is creeping in faster than the high tide in Margate:) Why wait 2 years .....will things get any better?

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30 Sep 2014

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1:14pm

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