Divide and rule, divide and rule.
What a clever government!!
The collective medical psyche is like an open book!
Manipulate it how you will!
“GPs are dominating the tender process for Lord Darzi’s polyclinics and new practices, Pulse can reveal.
But an emerging breed of entrepreneurial GP has sparked a row in the profession, with some bidding for services up to 150 miles from their practices.
In six of the eight areas to complete APMS tenders so far – for GP-led health centres or under-doctored area practices – GPs have won or become preferred bidders.
But some GPs have warned that continuity of care will be lost if non-local practices or consortiums start snapping up contracts.
Pulse has also learned the new centres are set to receive up to twice as much funding per patient as existing surgeries, in a move that threatens to cause severe tensions within the profession.”
And there’s always a bribe!
“In data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act, the PCT revealed that the new GP-led health centre will be paid £121.52 per patient, compared with just £63.24 and £78.63 respectively for GMS and PMS practices.”
Professor Pollock, don’t think for a minute, the GP’s will stick together. For this very reason, they are NOT a formidable force.
The government knows this.
This is not a stupid government.