Laingbuisson private healthcare summit 2022
The president-elect of the Independent Doctors Federation called for an end to the lone private doctor.
Dr Phil Batty
Dr Philip Batty, one of 300 doctors on an employment contract at the just-opened Cleveland Clinic in London, told the conference sole practitioners should be phased out.
He said: ‘I worry about people working independently. Some will be excellent, I don’t doubt that, but it just leaves an opportunity for a maverick, for a Shipman, for a Paterson or something of that nature and I seriously worry about that.’