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GPs told to continue working on retired QOF indicators to 'demonstrate good patient care'


I know that the BMA have often spouted that GP morale has been low ever since I was a trainee 30 yrs ago. However, the recent vitiation of general practice in the past 6 yrs or so is something on a completely different scale. The new contract in 1990 forced GPs over 70 to retire because they were thought to be a liability. Now the NHS is struggling to retain the > 50 yr old GPs. It beggars belief. I have no doubt in my mind that if GPs were allowed to get on with the work that they wanted to do, then much of the low morale would lift

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09 Jan 2015

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