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Independent contractor model for GPs has had its day, says RCGP chairwoman

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5922 (Published 02 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5922
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. 1BMJ

The small business model of general practice in the United Kingdom has “served its time” and should be remoulded, with primary, secondary, and community care integrated in single local organisations, the outgoing chairwoman of the Royal College of General Practitioners has said.

In an interview with the BMJ ahead of the royal college’s annual conference in Harrogate, which takes place on 3-5 October, Clare Gerada questioned whether GPs’ independent contractor status was still fit for …

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