I\’ll admit to being well out of touch on such issues but…
Aneurin Bevan failed to get GPs to the join the NHS, so they remain to this day private businesses. They have life-long contracts that can\’t be removed, with a guaranteed income, and large increments for doing things that should be part of their job. They own their businesses – and usually their premises – and sell them on when they retire.
I\’m certainly under the impression that GP practices are no longer bought and sold. Indeed, that this whole idea rather disappeared around the time of the creation of the NHS itself.
But anyone actually know?