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Will I not be able to get a GP in the future? watch

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    Now with GPs going to be far more accountable for their costs of treatment they will be increasingly aware of who they take on and their potential cost. Why would they take me on with a history of lots of medical support due to no fault of my own, due to various conditions, when they could choose someone far less likely to need future, expensive treatments? Or if the budget is tight around a certain time they may try and make me decidde to go with the cheapest treatment, even by an "unconscious" way of influence rather than outrightly stating, but in a way that it would save the rpactice money at the expense of me.

    Sort of like the current situation with denstist where I know a number of people unable to get a NHS dentist...

    I'm scared this will happen,am I missing something?
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    Don't worry, it's not America. Granny isn't going to die of a brain tumour just because you can't afford the op.
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    Nah, It'll be alright, I don't think they will refuse you.
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    (Original post by Cicerao)
    Don't worry, it's not America. Granny isn't going to die of a brain tumour just because you can't afford the op.
    I'm not talking about dieing. I'm talking about the possibility of not getting a GP easily or one that's close. Or not getting the best treatment for my condition. Or not being told what is even the best due to them trying to save money. Or being told "come back in 6 months" to again save money..

    (Original post by Dream Weaver)
    Nah, It'll be alright, I don't think they will refuse you.
    How do you know this? Why would it be any different than the current situation with dentists?
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    You'll get to see a GP, however one can argue that you'll see less of them for 'minor' issues and more of nurse practitioners and practice nurses who can independantly prescribe, asess etc as they will be dealing more heavily in the 'buisness' side of health.

    It's already happening and unfortunately (or fortunately depending which side of the coin you're on) the new NHS structure will encourage this furthur.
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    A good third of the people going to their GPs really just need to man the **** up.
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    (Original post by concubine)
    A good third of the people going to their GPs really just need to man the **** up.
    Thanks for your constructive input.....
 
 
 
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