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


He has made the terrible mistake of assuming small means poor. That makes him a moron. Not only are there some excellent small practices, but small practices are more likely to be excellent when considering important clinical data. The worst practices in my areas are mostly large. (I don’t work in a small practice) Finally he has assumed that the other businesses (practices) want to add customers because that makes them more viable. It might apply to Tesco or Amazon where prices can be set to make sure customers are profitable, but for most GP surgeries with limited space, little infrastructure investment and difficulty recruiting quality GPs; expansion is certainly not profitable or stabalisibg. For that system to work the price per gms patient must be pushed up to the point where practices compete for them. That is unlikely to happen soon.

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02 Aug 2018

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