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Are young GPs’ career choices killing off partnerships?


Being a locum is a no brainier, as the differential between partnership and no partner is zero, or negative. Remember that the NHS only provides a list of patients for partnerships. That's all. They don't provide a surgery ( think land architects builders mortgage) or staff or furniture or equipment. And they don't provide intelligence and management and problem solving. It takes 5-10 years to get a practice up and running, and until that happens your practice will underperform financially. Locum s fail to realise this , they often think that the office they are sitting in comes at zero cost. It doesn't. Until differentials are recognised it would be madness for any new GP to consider paying for a practice so that others could benefit. Where is the point in that? Liability yes. In which other business does the franchise owner allow employees to work less than they do and yet earn more money?

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14 Aug 2017

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