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17.06.15

GPs should not be allowed to opt out of regulation

Source: Wilson

Frankly it makes me sick (no pun intended) that GPs want to 'opt out' of the oversight and regulation that the CQC conduct on every other healthcare provider. GPs earn a minimum of £100k per year yet when they were given control over their own budgets the first thing my local surgery did was to cease opening on Saturdays! Didn't even bother to tell anyone. I went in to collect a repeat prescription and found them closed and with a notice on the door – ‘No more Saturday opening’.

Yes, the NHS is failing and for the government to reduce the budget for health and social care is a disgrace! Healthcare providers need more funding, so there is no way that GPs should be allowed to 'opt out' of oversight by the regulatory body while instead asking for a new funding package. I'd prefer them to start earning the money they already receive!

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