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The real problem with Babylon

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The issue is that Babylon appears to be getting the same payment for a less time consuming, easier and consequently cheaper service than other GP practices. So their model of care iobviously ncreases the profit for the owners of Babylon. This in time is likely to be compounded by the fact that Babylon advertise and poach the easy patients from existing practices.This increases the income divide between itself and other GP practices and makes NHS general practice even more unpopular, hastening its demise. I see nothing wrong with telephone and video consultations. Our practice has been doing this for years. However we never discriminated between patients that are easy to manage and those that take longer. That is the issue. If the NHS is going to allow GPs to cherry pick there needs to be a huge difference in payment to reflect this

Posted date

01 Dec 2017

Posted time

9:27am

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