GPs are told to tender for their own practiceBMJ 2006; 333 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.333.7559.113 (Published 13 July 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;333:113
- Zosia Kmietowicz
Ashley Liston seems like a model GP. He has an altruistic streak, inspired he says by Julian Tudor Hart, the socialist doctor and passionate advocate of the NHS who worked as a GP in Wales for 30 years. Two years ago Dr Liston gave up his position as principal GP in a practice in a comfortable Newcastle neighbourhood, where he had worked for eight years, to become a salaried GP at a practice that had relied on locums for 30 months.
“I wanted to maximise the benefits of my skills without going abroad. I wanted to make a difference and to have a personal challenge,” he said.
If the feedback from his patients at the Encompass practice in Washington, Tyne and Wear, is anything to …