State intervention in the lives of GPs is illiberal and will not solve shortages
Kristian Niemietz writes for CapX
Annabel Denham writes for The Spectator
The plan, recommended by the Social Market Foundation, would ensure that GPs are not allowed to work in ‘over-doctored’ areas and instead would be directed to locations in greater need of GPs.
As Annabel points out, however, not only would this be a gross invasion on the part of the state, but would also be ineffective in encouraging GPs to work in areas experiencing shortages.
“a doctor would decide instead to work overseas. Or change specialty. Or pursue a different career entirely. Tory politicians who claim to believe in free markets while disregarding the law of unintended consequences are either fooling us – or themselves.”
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