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'Golden hello' scheme attracts four new GPs


Just 4 possibly part time new GPs in a City with over 30 FTE vacancies (so I hear). What wonderful news!! There are plenty of Locums in the Midlands now who would rather not work 12 hour days. Also the CCGs there have micromanaged us with practice appraisals, "challenge" meetings thereby encouraging left shift workloads and high risk "holding onto patients" rather than referring. Then there is unnecessarily complicated QIPP and convoluted DESs which have generated more admin and clinical work that QoF. I've never been so busy not doing QoF. Leicester City and the West Leic CCG are partly to blame for GPs drowning in admin and workloads. No wonder so many are retiring early and emigration numbers are incredible. 12 GPs already traveled 10,000 miles to a better life.

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04 Mar 2015

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