Are GPs a burden on our health service?

November 2014
Daily Mail;11/25/2014, p61
GENERAL practice in the UK was once regarded worldwide as the jewel in the crown of the NHS. But it is no longer, and what has happened is a result of the new GP contract in 2004. The BMA is largely to blame, behaving like an old-fashioned union, screwing as much money as possible out of the employer, regardless. The consequences are the cost to the taxpayer and to patients who no longer see the same GP.


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