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Partnership is dead, long live partnerships


Ivan. I know not from where you are coming but your criticism of partners as doctor centred, and unresponsive seems unwarranted. As someone working at the cold face of Gp and a partner for 25 years, I see changes to give patients what the politicians say they want (rather than what I and other experts believe they need) have gone on apace, and my working life has changed beyond recognition. Patients and politicians have champagne taste for beer money. Partners will not take the responsibilities and risks without a decent work life balance and income. As an example to the practices you work for of your willingness to be patient centred, rather than doctor centred, perhaps you will work extra sessions for free in the practices in your area where you know patient demand is high. I thought not. No one can sustain unlimited demand, and agreeing to every whim of politicians and the unreasonable few patients, would crash the system.

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05 Apr 2019

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