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GPs go forth

This split has been weakening profession for years

I left the BMA some four years ago when I felt it was all about GP partners.

Subsequently I have seen some GP partners exploiting the mismatch between the supply and demand of GPs.

Sometimes, these principals make false promises of 'potential partnership', only to get the salaried GP on a low salary, overwork them for 18 months, then say sorry it wasn't to be. Unethical things have happened and the GPC is well aware of it, but acting against those practices would be acting against themselves so they do nothing.

I think it is right and proper that salaried GPs and locums find their own voice through MPU. It cannot weaken what is already a weak profession.

From Dr Mir Malkani, salaried GP and locum, West Midlands

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