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Hospital in mass takeover of GP practices will soon have 70k patient list

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Couldn't the BMA itself offer a solution by developing a virtual GMS/APMS contract for practices to join? If this route is possible one has to ask the question, does one trust the BMA? Individual GPs may still have to be salaried. It may be no better than a hospital trust holding the contract. However if Dr Vautrey genuinely thinks there is an advantage in maintaining independent GP contracts, the BMA could look at managing all the backroom functions, such as CQC, payroll, HR, referrals etc. This would be similar to how some GP Federations are set up. There are numerous examples of this in the private sector, NISA supermarkets, franchise companies...

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21 Jun 2017

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10:42am

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