Health service managers overwhelmingly back the idea of ending family doctors' independent contractor status, according to an HSJ website poll. By Tuesday lunchtime readers had voted 328 to 28 in favour of making NHS GPs salaried employees.
Financial penalties are being lifted from high-profile standards including cancer and elective waiting times, so far without attracting much attention. How is this happening? And will it work, asks Rob Findlay
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