General practitioners are threatening to close their group medical surgeries
if the government intervenes in a dispute between doctors and the Danish
Ritzau reports that the Danish Regions have decided this morning to terminate
the current agreement between the two parties. Other media reports this
morning suggest government intervention is in the making, and may be
“If intervention is just close to what the regions have put in front of us,
patients will find a closed door to their surgeries,” General Practitioner
Chairman Henrik Dibbern tells Jyllands-Posten.
Dibbern says that closure will include all of the country’s 2100 group medical
surgeries simultaneously. And not just for one or two days.
DR says that the government already has intervention in the dispute ready and
is expected to announce its move later in the day. According to DR,
intervention has already been cleared with the Liberal Party.
Intervention is expected to include measures that confirm some of the Danish
Regions central issues, including stopping GPs’ right to veto the location
of group medical practices, leaving location completely in the remit of the
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