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GPs underfunded as 'penance' for signing 2004 contract, says Hunt


My understanding is prior to 2004 GPs were chronically underfunded and the service was on its knees with a recruitment crisis (sounds familiar?) So the narrative that 2004 was a huge win for GPs is in fact nonsense. In fact, it saddled GPs to an open-ended contract with no protection from the government imposing unilateral changes to suit the political agenda of the day. The only way we can survive this is to remove the profession from direct government interference and contract with patients instead.

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06 Oct 2015

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