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GPs should be ‘pleased’ when small practices close, suggests NHS's top GP


We were quite happy as we were until the last few years of punishment funding cuts and stoking up of demand. The job hasn't changed in essentials - just the (lack of) support, funding and stability with the new political agenda. Do any of these "leading GPs" consider that they might not actually be right and that this forced direction of travel might be as damaging as some of us fear and certainly not applicable in all areas and types of practice? Any new funding is now only for those playing the current "locality working" or "open all hours regardless of need" game and then we are blamed for failure to recruit!!! Regarding the presumption that he knows what sort of general practice we all want - Dr Madan does not speak for me. Here's a thought - ask patients what sort of general practice they want and are prepared to fund then work towards that.

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01 Aug 2018

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