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

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Having the local hospital run some practices but not others, may make the others look less attractive to patients. The hospital trust will be under pressure to offer patients priority for secondary care if the trust runs their general practice. So the hospital had better make it attractive for the other practices to join in. Perhaps they could offer the GPs family-practice consultant status, with clinical responsibilities in triage and intermediate care, and offer physiotherapists, counsellors and clinical psychologists sessions in practices to reduce demand on GP time.

Posted date

22 Jun 2017

Posted time

11:54am

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