Practice Manager should deal with the remedial issues cleverly by not playing a leading role for the GPs – it is GPs call to deliberate and answer.
He should try to mediate by seeking non-legal and less formal approaches to avoid legal actions.
MDS or MPS would be involved resulting in yet lengthy and worded correspondences, preventing focused care to the patients by the GPs.
‘Do not bite the hand that feeds’ is a good motto to follow. Make peace with PCT ASAP.
The Practice Manager should also be aware that unless in cases of Fraud, the GP’s income would not be in any way curtailed or diverted; even if the GP or Partners are suspended, the income has to flow through the Practice account with partners full responsibility and apart from mental anguish and loss of public credibility, during the period of investigation, their financial status would not be affected in any way.
In some cases the Partners may end up earning more! This will usually happen, if older GPs are made to retire early, thereby, there are fewer Partners to share the profit.