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'We are beginning to see the fruits of the GP Forward View'

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No Arvind, we aren't. Estates - a mess that is going to take billions of pounds to fix because it hasn't been managed properly for decades. Workload - doubled in 15 years Resources - down 30% in real terms in the same time Pay - significantly less than comparable professions Terms and Conditions - significantly worse than comparable professions Burnout - significantly higher than comparable professions Workforce - collapsing, people leaving in greater numbers, fewer people joining medicine let alone general practice (look at the post-F2 dropout rate) Morale - historical lows Indemnity - some cost increases paid, a minor and transient sticking plaster that needs a proper, fundamental sort out. More money for more work was never the solution because this is not a sustainable baseline. 101 different small pots of investment has just allowed NHSE regional teams (I'm looking at you, London and the Healthy London Partnership) and also CCGs to fritter huge sums away on pet projects, with minimal impact on general practice.

Posted date

02 May 2018

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10:53am

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