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Austerity and what it means for practices


01 August 2015 8:31am won't work as media and politicians will spin that the co-payment element will be going into GP's pocket and public will be even more demanding and will feel they 'own' you. better to go completely private - choose our patients, control list size and adjust fees appropriately. there are only 30-40 k GPs and 60 million + healthcare obsessed folks in UK so demand will not be an issue. of course it will be very expensive to the public with varied care and unfair on those who can't afford it but the public should be moaning at politicians not at us. on the current trend we are heading for oblivion and current care is going down hill - any measure less than a move to private aka dentists will just defer the inevitable. the hope of the leadership is that NHS staff will work harder for less pay just to keep the good old NHS going - this isn't fair when T&Cs in equivalent professions (who we have to pay for) are improving. In addition the expectations (in quality) are rising and we can't keep up with that. We are being softened up for large scale privatization by multinationals - if we don't save ourselves now we will all be working for Virgin or similar on worse T&Cs. the choice is clear to save the NHS we have to accept worse T&Cs. To save ourselves we need to leave NHS contract.

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