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Salaried GPs earn little more than physician associates, official figures reveal

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We also need to remind ourselves that primary care services deliver 92% of face to face activity day on day Mental health services deliver a proportion of the 8% left. Two of the most financially stretched, and based on population need, required elements of the health service deliver the majority of population Helath services. Take those away and what is left...... Hhmmmm The population seeks its services based on need and if you were commissioning the whole service based on that the design and relative funding would look very different. Also looking at GPs salaries is interesting but not the relevant part of the equation. What is relevant is what is left in the budget after all salaries are paid for a primary care team. This remaining budget is what allows you to fund the day to day and extra stuff that is needed to deliver good primary care. As the article says with rising costs and diminishing profits after costs primary care is really struggling to deliver everything that is expected of it. Either raise the budget (not necessarily salaries) for primary care or reduce the expectations.... The choice is yours. Oh and at the same time start to prove again that primary care in the UK is a good place to be.. There is nothing like it on this planet so don't take it apart. The NHS has bled enough. Let's have some honest debate and solutions for a NHS 2.0 It's not all bad and we need to start looking at the good stuff and the solutions that follow. P:)

Posted date

10 Sep 2015

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11:57am

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