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Revealed: NHS England stops issuing lifelong GP contracts

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Since the Privatisation started with the GMS contract, I pointed out APMS contracts were going to stifle GP practices being set up by younger GPs - as it is near impossible to compete with the tender requirements to have companies with sound financial track records as part of the bidding process, but was told don't worry the Private companies are a drop in the ocean of GP practices. It is a drop of poison that is spreading like the dark algae on Greenland's surface that will drown out continuity of care as companies suck out profit from practices at the expense of staff and any continuity. Make a return of the basic practice allowance - encourage GPs to join as partners and commit to practices and populations where there is need for recruitment. APMS practices do not bring any new GPs to the party, they simple poach locums and short term staff, with greater skill mix a euphemism for can't find any GPs stupid enough to join so here's a different health professional who costs us less, and allows more profit to see the patient instead, regardless if they have the skills or ability to deal with the complexity of the problems faced. It is not too late to turn this plague of privatisation around, otherwise the practices being replaced will continue to be given to APMS companies who often care little for patients or staff and simply follow the profits, and dump the contracts and patients/staff at the first sniff of losses.

Posted date

25 Jul 2017

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8:01pm

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