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GP practice taken over by trust to ensure its survival


I do not agree with Anonymous Practice Manager, ( dated 21/07/16). All GPs run their practices efficiently, otherwise they would go bankrupt .Regarding prescribing generic against branded drugs, all CCGs, LHBs and other general practice authorities, all over the UK, have influenced and convinced at least 90% of GPs to change their habits to prescribe generically. So, Trust takeover will not reduce costs. The cost of administering general practice through a trust will be astronomical mainly due to inherent inefficiencies that a large organisation has. Furthermore, most Trusts in the UK are in debt, Many reorganisations later, they are still in debt. This the reason hospitals wish to dump their work onto GPs. Now there will be no dumping ground left. If the powers that be do not realise this,( penny wise and pound foolish),there is nothing GPs can do but wish them good luck. GP's incomes will drop but, better a live rat than a dead lion.

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21 Jul 2016

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