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LMCs draw up explosive 'plan B' to take GP practices outside the NHS


But I am sure that the pharmacist knows that the 140/pt includes staff wages and running costs. etc. Profit in NI used to be 80 pounds per patient year, for about 4 consults and 20 other contacts [ prescriptions, lab, letters, phone calls, treatment room etc]. I think it is good value but obviously the Govt does not think so because they have cut the share of GP land from 11 to 5.5%, so that profit is about 56 for 6 consults and 32 other contacts per year. Ultimately, market forces will either find enough GPs at that rate or they will be gone and may find a better rate. Only time will tell. In any case, I think different causes will change doctor land. The GMC, litigation costs and trauma, CQC and the dangers associated therein will decrease the folks wanting to do Medicine. I know that I would not embark on this perilous journey today. I would have become a computer nut or looked out at the stars. Medicine is just frightening and I do not recommend it to anyone.

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28 Oct 2016

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