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Golden handshakes 'don't work', admits NHS England primary care lead


This was sorted in 2004 - partners deferred retirement, more people became GPs, people worked hard. Then government attacked personal allowances, pension contributions, GP practice remuneration, extended hours payments whilst encouraging the dumping of work on GPs, stoking demand and overwhelming general practice with bureaucracy. A contract shouldn't be the gold standard for a generation. At the time it was fine. Now it has been debased and there is a crisis. Time for a new negotiation.

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12 Feb 2015

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