King's Fund inquiry is 'attack on GPs'

A leading GP believes the King's Fund inquiry into the quality of general practice is an attack on GPs.

Dr Kailash Chand
Dr Kailash Chand

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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