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NHS-run GP practices 'outbid' independent contractors on locum fees


hubs are offering overgenerous pay rates to attract enough GPs to run them. This is purely to fulfil Mr Hunts ambitions. They will undermine general practice by pushing up locum costs and undermine OOH but taking away an already thin workforce. We suggested locally that our hub should pay low rates so that it would not take off but the CCG is under such pressure from Hunt and Co they offered VERY generous rates just to get it working. What a stupid system. We will now have three providers of GP care - GPs Hubs and OOH. None of them will be fully staffed.

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22 Mar 2018

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