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Four practices set to close leaving 10,000 patients displaced

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All the new models of care are predicated on having a GP holding the reins as the default when the rest of the system can't cope. All the pump priming money in Vanguards etc allow for back fill and then everyone else is just expected to copy the results with none of the added resources and vilified when they fail. The MCP models that are being touted as the saviour of the NHS from the US models have an expectation that the patients have some responsibility to maintain their health or they don't get the care. The insurance model refuse pre-existing conditions and patients have to pay up front. The biggest cause of personal bankruptcy and austerity in the US is medical bills! How many patients in the UK would ever get insurance because of their multiple co-morbidities. The NHS treats on needs irrespective of the causes yet we are sleep walking into the managed care organisations!

Posted date

07 Jun 2016

Posted time

7:12pm

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