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    The alleged crisis in GP recruitment is a political red herring. The bigger issue is the deep need for a change to the structure of commissioning, writes Andrew Haldenby, in a recent report from the right wing think tank ‘Reform’. He goes on to argue that access to general practice via new technology remains in a relative Stone Age. Only 7 per cent of people report that they have booked appointments online. The current model of general practice is obsolete, it is true, and the Royal College of GPs knows this even if it is uncertain what to do about […]
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    Port Talbot is a town in the county borough of Neath Port Talbot, Wales. Meanwhile, the Manic Street Preachers were a rock band formed in 1986 in Blackwood, Wales. I remember vividly the song “If you tolerate this, your children will be next.” I associate it with the Thatcher legacy, but this was some time before the even worse administration of David Cameron. The song’s theme is taken from the Spanish Civil War, and the idealism of Welsh volunteers who joined the left-wing International Brigades fighting for the Spanish Republic against Francisco Franco’s military rebels. The song apparently takes its […]
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