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NHS England primary care director 'sorry' for comments about small practices

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"Dr Madan has suggested that GPs should be ‘pleased’ when small practices close, as there are ‘too many’ of them struggling to meet patient demand." So why not join them all into one big (struggling) practice, then it doesn't look as though the problem is all that widespread? :-( Amalgamation is not necessarily the answer to every problem. If you have ten separate doctors each with not enough time to service the demand and they amalgamate, they don't suddenly create new slots: the new practice will have to service ten times each doctor's original list size. There may be a few savings and efficiencies, but against this has to be all the time spent liaising with the other doctors about the work and running of the practice.

Posted date

03 Aug 2018

Posted time

10:50am

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