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Decrease in GP income 'contributing to recruitment problems', finds study


When doctors like us warned people 5 years ago that HMG had an agenda of dismantling the GP partnership model, we were dismissed as alarmist cynical cranks. But now, with old partners fleeing into retirement and young GPs not touching toxic partnerships with a barge pole, the final piece of damning evidence is laid bare. Money walks, BS talks. Who in their right mind would take on a partnership with falling income, increasing workload/regulation/paperwork/CQC etc etc? And now the remaining bewildered partners (trapped in Last Man Standing Hell) are being herded into Networks so they can beg for crumbs of funding just to stay afloat. If HMG wanted to kill partnerships, then it should have said so and announced a Plan B. But slowly starving us into submission (whilst having the nerve to repeatedly state support for partnerships) is cruel and chaotic, unfair on patients, deeply deceptive, and above all cowardly.

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09 Oct 2019

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