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Partnership is dead, long live partnerships


Shaba We are where we are . As I wrote previously, the government (whatever it is or will be) has a serious choice to make . This crisis in the gatekeeper of NHS , namely general practice is now well publicised and nobody (including these traditional anti/GP media ) dares to deny the looming consequences if more GPs walk away with few newcomers. As my slogan goes ,’ the government needs us more than it needs us .’ The only part which still has ‘doubters’ is Continuity of Care . Working at scale is simply a compromise to survive. That will deem to be ineffective as well if there is further haemorrhaging away GPs. Good to hear that the youngsters believe what we believe ( well , at least many of us). Only time will tell. Ten years down the road , we( hopefully, we are all still alive) might be laughing at our-present-selves in one way or the other . History always makes a mockery on human being. And if Continuity of Care is the holy grail , it will always find a way to cease to be extinct . I remain optimistic. There is a Chinese saying ,’ The real gold fears no fire in a red hot stove ‘.(真金不怕紅爐火)。

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03 Apr 2019

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