Writing in the Guardian on Friday, Greater Manchester GP and GPC member Dr Kailash Chand says: ‘I believe those setting up this inquiry have already revealed their underlying prejudices with the words they use and the issues they are focusing on. GPs will, once again, see a bunch of academic looking for errors and poor performance. This will be yet another activity to demotivate GPs.’
Dr Chand continues: ‘Our system of general practice offers an amazingly cost-effective service with a quality of care that is second to none. Initiatives to undermine the traditional general practice would be a disaster.’
He points out the lack of research about the appropriateness of GP referrals and the conclusions to be drawn from high or low prescribing.
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