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Recruitment crisis forces GP collaborative to hand back contracts on six practices


Doctors and other staff in these practices have had to work extra hard to try to stop them from falling apart for many years. The practices have been through PCT, then 2 lots of APMS with only small attempts by those responsible to invest the time and money needed to make these rundown practices better. The level of investment needed to bring these practices back is much less than would be needed to encourage a corporate investor. Recruitment is an issue here, but in a city with a medical school and a GP scheme, there are GPs if the terms are right. The concern is that if the lists are dispersed that there will be a net loss of investment into primary care. These deprived practices in poor parts of a deprived city need investment from the commissioners. It is needed to make them into attractive places to work for GPs and other staff.

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06 Feb 2019

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