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Superpractice to have 380,000 patients following eight-practice takeover


How likely is it that 400,000+ patients is the optimum size of practice to provide continuity of care or local responsiveness? How likely is it that any other provider got a serious look-in when those eight aPMS practices were put out to tender? No, of course not. This is empire-building, pure and simple. The CCG's seem to love monopolistic providers and clearly favour them over other (often higher quality) alternatives. Unfortunately the plan to transform General Practice into an oligopoly of vast patient farming enterprises is going rather well and it is a matter for deep shame that power-hungry doctors are often the leaders of this unrecoverable change.

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01 Aug 2018

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