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Partnership is dead, long live partnerships


Shaba this has been brought up at BMA ARM a few times. Initially, my proposal did not make the agenda. When it did, it never got to debate. When it did get to debate it got voted down. So really, there is no point blaming the Govt., DOH etc. We can change the Contract. The fact that GPs are leaving is a sure sign the current Contract is rubbish. We are our own masters to a degree. So, if we accept a capitation fee for increasing workload that is our problem. The net result is that profit per patient has fallen 25% and take home pay today per consult is 50% of 2004. The DOH looks after public money and they are very happy at how foolish we are. Maybe this issue will make the ARM in Belfast this year and we will vote Yes.

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04 Apr 2019

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