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GPs say NHS Plan is "unrealistic"

4 Aug 2000

The new NHS plan proposals are 'disappointing and unworkable' say GP leaders.

Royal College of GP's Chairman, Professor Mike Pringle says: "We need more GP's just to cope with current patient demand."

There is also discontent about the NHS plans proposals to employ GP's on a salaried basis called Personal Medical Services. Traditionally, GP's have worked on a freelance scheme, charging fees to local health authorities for everything they do.

Consultants are also not happy about plans to limit their private work.

It will be difficult to implement the package without cooperation from the medical professions, health analysts report.