Wednesday, June 5, 2013
GPs who hit the 111 jackpot: Helpline is meant to save patients like baby Axel. But the biggest beneficiaries are the fat cat doctors who made millions from a firm that runs it
Who are these moneyed individuals? Are they City bankers receiving multi-million pound bonuses? No, these men and women are family GPs. But they are no ordinary clinicians — instead, these are the lucky doctors who have made a mint from out-of-hours healthcare.
Welcome to the new face of the NHS: the doctors who have made some £25 million from the sale of Harmoni, Britain’s largest urgent care provider, to a financial conglomerate.