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Letting practices 'wither' is a complete dereliction of duty

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Very little political capital keeping practices open. What will happen is mounting pressure on other practices then overflow into the A+E sector. Patients only know two places to get help GP or A+E if one is not there the other will always be. Targets get missed before the winter and the NHS as an organisation starts the finger pointing blame game. Junior Doctors going on strike will have upset waiting lists and subsequent funding flows so will be blamed for the failing finances. Long waits will allow the politicians to offer tax breaks to go private then the £10 charge for GP's will be introduced. That will have to be extended to OOH and A+E to prevent gaming and then we have private providers offering services to compete with NHS. Training out the window. Patients voting with their feet and the NHS as a whole allowed to wither on the vine and not just primary care. Denationalisation complete!

Posted date

12 Oct 2016

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7:32pm

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