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16,000 patient practice on short-term contract as six APMS providers pull out


Lets talk Turkey - you're a doctor and your employer cuts your GP practice income by between £200,000 and £250,000 increases your workload but expects you to earn less - WHAT WOULD ANYONE ELSE DO? You'd stick your two fingers up and clear off in search of greener grass. Hence two years ago there were 38,000 GPs in the UK. 20% left for Australia or retired. Leaving around 30,000 GPs. Another 30% intend to leave by this time next year, which will leave 21,000 GPs - Government minister, Nicky Morgan, appearing on BBC Question Time two weeks after the 2015 General Election, said the government were working with 20% of GPs to roll out new working practices ( based on 30,000 GPs remaining) that's 6,000 GPs working to achieve 24/7 which I take to mean that another 14,000 GPs are considered expendable. 350 GP practices set to close this year - is this the run up to private health insurance - GOODBYE NHS as we know it?!

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06 May 2016

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