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Rural GPs 'unanimously' oppose new Scottish GP contract


Have just returned from the Lanarkshire roadshow hoping to have a better understanding and degree of optimism over the proposed new contract. Sadly I fear this has been a missed opportunity for GPs to stamp their worth to the NHS. The BMA representatives seem to have forgotten that they are a trade union for doctors and have cosied up to the politicians a little too much. Tonight I heard that the NHS doesn't want to make us salaried as it is costing Boards 2 to 4 times more to run practices they have had to take over. Therefore we should all be happy to remain as independant contractors getting paid half of what we are truly worth. I always new our Governments undervalued us but I never thought I would see our representatives undervalue us so much. I will be voting No unless my younger colleagues convince me otherwise.

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23 Nov 2017

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