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Singlehanded GPs on way out

I am a singlehanded GP in

the Lake District with 1,400 patients, in a dispensing, rural practice. Looking at my global sum and other sources of income suggests my income will drop by £30,000, not including quality payments.

I will make a significant income from the quality payments, but will still be left on a lower income despite a significant increase in workload. I hope the transitional payments will keep me afloat while they last. After they finish, I don't see a future for my practice, unless I sack most of my staff. I would then be unable to achieve quality payments.

Unless the contract is changed, then this is the end of singlehanded practice.

Dr Rob Callingham



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