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Folkestone: The ‘timebomb’ town where there’s one GP for every 2,500 patients

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Just saying NO to CCG allocated patients dosn't work I'm afradid. We tried saying that several times and the direct impact on patient safety and standards of care for both our existing patients and the hundreds of new patients moving onto our books. The CCG then started a process of 'forcible allocation' which the LMC confirmed they can do and once they are allocated they become the GP's responsibility ! A sad state of affairs where we have actually lost any ability to ensure safe/effective patient care. This was then followed up by a particularly intimidating CQC inspection which they refused to defer despite the turmoil from allocations - so we are now in special measures after being rated GOOD just 18 months ago.

Posted date

31 May 2018

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9:29am

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