On the subject of GPs and contracts and what do we do:
Finally there’s a solution – though it would meet serious resistance – which is to change how, not how much, GPs are paid. Currently the system is based on capitation fees, which awards care providers based on the number of patients registered at their practice. Change reward from how many registered patients they refuse to see face to face, to pay according to how many appointments they do undertake and marvel in wonder as the queues disappear. But then that would be to treat revered professionals as mere jobbing tradesmen like plumbers or lawyers, so we may be waiting quite some time.