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That it's war. Like most combatants GPs must choose whether it is
winnable which it probably is as most patients are probably happy with
current set up. So glad I left daytime practice. Busting a gut and then
being constantly underminded is destructive to the human spirit and to
This government could have had us in the palm of its hands. All they
needed to do was compliment us on our hugely successful QOF efforts for a
few years, pay us the deserved money and we would have rolled over and
chatted about the minor changes it wants. Instead we were immediately
attacked for our success, untested private sector companies were feted as
our successors and Lord Darzi set out to outflank us with his polyclinics.