GPs to be made redundant24th May 2011
GPs could face redundancy as primary care trust managers look at ways of making savings as part of NHS cutbacks.
The positions of salaried GPs working for NHS Central Lancashire have been put under review as managers carry out restructuring of the PCT and look at costs.
One of the GPs whose contract is going to be terminated by the trust is Dr Edoardo Cervoni, who works full time at practices in Preston and Ormskirk.
He was told in April that the trust was reviewing salaried GP positions and has now been told he should be made redundant in July.
"I was told that the PCT was going to stop providing clinical services and it had been planned that salaried GP positions 'had to go'," said Dr Cervoni, a GP specialist in ear, nose and throat medicine who has worked for 17 years in the field.
"Being made redundant is not nice and it has a negative impact on your career and particularly on your family life. I hope I may remain one of the very few GPs to have to experience the feeling, but it really seems that the process of dismantling the NHS is well on the go."
In early May Pulse revealed that GPs in north London had been told that they were in danger of redundancies at the Northwick Park Hospital because the trust was looking to decrease the money spent on outpatient services by £9.5 million this year.
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