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New business models would boost GP partnerships, says review

BMJ 2019; 364 doi: (Published 15 January 2019) Cite this as: BMJ 2019;364:l222
  1. Gareth Iacobucci
  1. The BMJ

GP partnerships in England should be free to operate under different legal models to reduce the personal risk that is putting off many GPs from becoming partners, a government commissioned review has advised.1

The independent review, commissioned a year ago to tackle concerns about the sharp decline in the number of GP partners,2 makes a range of recommendations for strengthening the partnership model, spanning issues such as financial risk, workload, and workforce (box 1).

Box 1

The report’s key recommendations

  • Reduce the personal risk and unlimited liability currently associated with GP partnerships

  • Fund more GPs and develop new career opportunities for them

  • Increase the capacity and range of other healthcare professionals in the community

  • Refocus medical training to increase the time spent in general practice …

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