Letters: Drop in status will force us into salaried roles

So, there we have it. One of the chief architects of the new GMS contract, and a man who along with then GPC chairman Dr John Chisholm championed its benefits, tells us that 88 per cent of our work can be done by other professionals.

The implications are obvious. An increasing pressure on our professional standing, with fewer GPs needed, constant tinkering with our contract and increased competition leading to falling remuneration, more of us will forced into dwindling numbers of salaried posts.

Nice to see that Dr Fradd still retains that overarching zeal to champion the interests of his colleagues.

Dr Peter Budden, Salford, Manchester.

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins


Already registered?

Sign in

Follow Us:

Just published

GMC sign

Overseas-graduate GPs fare worse in medical tribunals due to lack of legal help

UK GPs who graduated overseas face worse outcomes in GMC cases because they are far...

Woman using HRT patch

Practical advice for GPs on prescribing HRT

GP menopause specialists Dr Louise Newson and Dr Olivia Jones provides an overview...

Vaccination tracker

UK COVID-19 vaccination programme tracker

GPs across the UK have led the largest-ever NHS vaccination programme in response...

NHS logo on tiled wall

PCNs falling short on 26,000 staff target and need more flexibility, GPs warn

Government plans to bring in 26,000 staff by 2024 to support general practice are...

Talking General Practice logo with picture of Dr Ed Cantelo and Dr Tommy Perkins

Podcast: How two GPs set up a business to advise doctors about finance

Talking General Practice speaks to GPs Dr Tommy Perkins and Dr Ed Cantelo from Medics...

Houses of Parliament

MPs from all parties call on government to do more on GP shortage

MPs from all parties have warned the government that it needs to do more to tackle...