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Joe Tibbetts is the CEO Boilerhouse Media Group and managing editor Healthcare Innovation Monitor. Joe has advised many government, NHS and commercial healthsector organisations on digital communications

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The Government not the GPs must shoulder the responsibility for the purchaser/provider conflict of interest mess

It is the purchaser/provider structure, designed by the government, that is responsible for the potential conflict of interest whereby GPs can be both a provider and on the purchasing side of the healthcare equation, says Ben Gowland

Ben Gowland and Joe Tibbetts go Head to Head, unpicking the GP provider/purchaser conflict of interest conundrum. The Government has put the GPs in an invidious position, says Gowland, while Tibbetts gets a good ticking off for believing everything he reads in the newspapers.

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