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Ninth GP surgery set to close in single town


Does anyone remember when a General Practice partnership was a highly respected and valued position - hard work but sustainable and reasonably remunerated. We only had contact from the then FHSA to sign on as a GP and to receive payment each month What on earth has happened to a once proud and fairly autonomous specialty? Judging by the numerous cards and good wishes I received from patients when I resigned from practice 13months ago after 34 years patients do value GPs and the service provided. The public , however, need to wake up and demand better support for health care The government clearly don’t and are running down the service. I need not mention CQC and all the other systems and processes eroding general practice To run a practice now is taking on a huge liability and constitutes a risk to personal health and well being as the commitment is open ended. I really like treating patients and now just do just that half time with none of the meetings of limited value (MOLV ) to coin a phrase, demeaning targets and hoops to claim money taken off the global sum and offered back for work of limited value (WOLV)

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27 Apr 2018

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