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Thursday, 30 September 2010

Why can't Lansley leave GPs alone?

Are they capable of taking over the role covered by GPs? Probably not. Here's a list of what PCTs do. It is a PDF that is a list that goes on for 14 pages. Today Roy Lilley at nhsmanagers.net posted a communication from an NHS manager of what PCTs do:
  • Cooperate with local authorities.
  • Members of safeguarding children boards.
  • Equalities and human rights.
  • All the stuff to do with continuing care.
  • Compliance with NICE decisions.
  • Individual funding requests.
  • Dealing with complaints.
  • Public access to public bodies’ meetings.
  • Freedom of information.
  • Employment law.
  • Corporate manslaughter.
  • Medicines management regulations
  • Etc Etc.
Read the full list and then try to work out how your local GP will be able to do it all.

Why can't Lansley leave GPs alone to do what they do best: medicine? Why does Lansley insist that they have to become managers?

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