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Partnerships could introduce ‘attractive features’ of locum model, says review


I tried explaining to my son how the NHS is a conglomerate of competing organisations. Doctors used to compete for patients before the NHS was set up and it was very much an apprentice model then. A young doctor would have to buy into a practice and earn his right to becoming a partner. Parity took years and it was fundamentally unfair. General Practice is still not recognised as a speciality(shame on RCGP) and as it still has independent contractor status it can choose what model works. The review will highlight the inadequacy of the model for the modern NHS which is looking for ACO or ICS solutions. Super partnerships will need testing in the legal sense of partnership law. With falling numbers of GP's something radical must happen to lure medics to primary care.

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03 Jul 2018

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