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Health secretary announces 'new deal' for GPs tomorrow

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There is a shortage of GPs. They are not being paid the market and global rate for their skills and the risks the UK is asking of them in the state sector. They are being overloaded with work, over regulated and punished. Newly qualified and experienced GPs can hop on a plan and earn double or more with far better working conditions and work-family life balance. There is about to be a tsunami of retirement. General practice is getting more complex as patients live longer and present with more co-morbidities. The senior civil servants who run the NHS and advisors to the government (many of whom come from the boarding school, Oxbridge PPE background) have never worked in healthcare and think this role can be done on the cheap. It can't. We need the best of the best to be able to handle the job of the modern day GP.

Posted date

18 Jun 2015

Posted time

2:34pm

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