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

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At least us cynics have (sadly) been proved right (again). For years we have heard mealy mouthed politicos bleat empty words about “supporting partnerships” (to avoid confrontation with GPs and patients) whilst their actions have screamed loud and clear that they seek the destruction of the traditional small partnership model. This odious man merely let slip what we already know. Smaller practices will be left to wither and die, the partners face personal bankruptcy, and the patients will lose continuity of care. But when we’ve all been pensioned off they will realise to their horror how expensive the mess they have made will be to clean up. The new breed of salaried docs who (quite rightly) refuse to do all the donkey work partners feel obliged to do (and demand their working hours fit with their personal life, not the other way round) will make the old system look like the bargain it was for 70 years.

Posted date

04 Aug 2018

Posted time

10:31am

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