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We must not be afraid to overhaul the general practice model


I am a partner and do believe that nothing is as efficient as the partnership model, it is the only model that can deliver GP consults at about £20 a pop in this day and age. I'm not sure that salaried or locums are that unhappy or trapped, they chose the path. Many locums are in fact partners in their own locum companies (well directors) anyway. If the partnership model could be changed to something better it would have been, the John Lewis model has been tried in Primary Care in the past and hasn't proved much in the way of a success. The partnership model will change as those with the nous to take risks and responsibility shift their entrepreneurial skills elsewhere. Partners are paid more because they carry a huge personal financial and professional risk, in GP land the end benefit of being able to sell on goodwill and a business has been taken away in exchange for membership of the NHS pension scheme which is slowly being posed for the ponzi that it is.

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24 Feb 2018

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