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GP practices to be stress-tested before being allowed onto new contract

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Look at the bottom line here: is the Healthcare Market awash with potential cost savings or financial opportunities that can be secured? No! If we throw social care in...the consensus is that it is billions underfunded. Measure this against the CQC expectations of delivery and you have a car-crash. If the govt truly wants this to work then "special money" will arrive if these pilots get into difficulty. Big risk. Personally, I think the NHS wants to call the GP's bluff about being able to run it better than they can. The plan goes something like: we fail, we discredit ourselves, they trumpet this in the media, and then we become minions in the branches of one or two multinational companies who will regard us as one of the more expensive employees, but not worth listening to ever again on any issues of service delivery or ethical provision of care. I think silencing the armchair politicians (GPs) is probability their biggest aim: they have no chance to redesign the NHS whilst GPs are lecturing their patients 40+ times a day. If MCPs succeed the NHS has lost nothing..it was their idea, too.

Posted date

19 Dec 2016

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10:43am

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