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NHS England paid GP leaders to ‘promote and sell’ GP Forward View


Working on the frontline I have not felt any benefit of the forward view - It is a phrase that has no substance. How long have we been hearing it and what exactly has changed??? The reality is that the funding remains wholly inadequate to provide for the demands on the service, Workload is ridiculous, patient expectation ridiculous and driven by consumer culture, Noone who is not already shackled would want to commit to a partnership because there is no incentive. The powers that be may think they could run GP as a salaried service, that would be fun to see when everyone is paid by the hour and works to rule not the abusive level of work we have to cram in now! I expect they would put in a clause to exclude GPs from having employment rights. The only solution is proper funding and appropriate numbers of GPs for the practice populations anything short of this is to do something to make you feel you are helping. If you can't provide this then be honest with the general population so we do not have to answer complaints about access when patients cannot see a GP. Apparently they have been led to believe there is patient choice about who they get to see. I could go on but better stop, I'm depressing myself

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22 Nov 2017

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