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Dr Maureen Baker: 'We are calling for a new deal for general practice'


Dear Maureen Baker, The pressure in practices has been deliberately created by Government policy to soften us up for more dismantlement. The NHS is being privatised and GP destroyed to fit the HMO model through 'Federation' and the Field/CQC GP practice closure program. Next step will be corporate take over. The Deregulation Bill will remove requirements that affect 'economic growth' or profit. This will include the necessity to have medical qualifications to deliver healthcare. This race to the bottom will reduce GPs to pieceworkers providing medicolegal cover for non-medical staff. Continuity of care will disappear and with it job satisfaction, autonomy and self respect. The RCGP seems to be blind to these threats. Whether through ignorance or collusion the effect is a betrayal of the profession.

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04 Oct 2014

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