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

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A few counter points for Ivan's post. 'Remove the independent contractor status that is causing GPs to 'drown'. Release them from the administrative burden that shackles them. ' Why not just reduce the administrative burden? That would be far more effective. 'younger GPs who don't want to work 9-5 (8-6) 5 days a week' I am a young GP and I want to 'have a life' - that means not working 7 day rotas on 8-8 shifts. You only have to look at emergency medicine to see what effect poor rotas and job structure have on recruitment. Every GP I know is thinking through their exit options and strategies. Recruitment is down - I certainly advise all my F2's to go elsewhere. Ivan, take a minute to reflect - you may feel you are right but you will end up with no colleagues.

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06 Oct 2014

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11:12am

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