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MAGHULL’S NEW SURGERY FACT SHEET
1) The Primary Care Trust are already negotiating the contract for the
surgery with ONE INDEPENDENT company
2) This company has Shareholders and will run this Surgery.
3) The original contract will last for 5 years
4) This company may NOT actually build a new health centre but
simply convert an older building
5) They will be allowed to take 10% or more of the yearly budget as
PROFIT.
6) This could be £200,000 + in the first year.
7) This is equal to £4.76 for every man woman and child in the area in
the first year.
8) If the surgery ever gets its full 9000 patients the profits will be
£400,000 + a year. That is £9.52 for every man woman and child in
the area.
9) Arriva has cancelled the bus service from Melling as unprofitable so
if you do not own a car you will not be able to use the surgery.
10) The Company who will run this surgery MAY use a NURSE
PRACTITIONER to sort out those patients, SHE/HE feels do not
need to see a DOCTOR.
11) This new surgery will open from 10am until 12:00 noon on
Saturdays but with NO guarantee that you will see a DOCTOR, it
may be a NURSE PRACTITIONER.
12) The British Medical Association has stated that DOCTORS
employed by such companies are NOT held to the same standards of
care as other GP’S.
13) These companys do NOT have to meet the same standards of care
that ordinary GP Surgeries do.
14) DOCTORS employed by a company, which runs an out of hours
practice for Sefton PCT in Southport and Litherland have resigned
stating they fear for patients on health and safety issues.
15) There have been reports of PATIENTS having problems, such
as heart attacks being mis-diagnosed in private company run
clinics, by NURSE PRACTITIONERS because they decided
the patient did NOT need to see a doctor.
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