It is a pittance. But could be enough if patients didn't overuse/abuse the service.
Charging patients a "prescription charge" to see the GP would stop 50-75% of consultations and we could get on with the real work.
Think plastic bag tax. Harder evidence from consultation rates Ireland etc [i think 20 euros - 75% reduction]
Thank you for continuing to raise this important issue. WE are drowning. Hospital colleagues are not our enemy. The truth is that CCGs have been proposing and driving this shift to primary care without resources as a cost saving exercise for years - it costs them nothing and we just have to work harder. Until the BMA negotiate some sensible tariffs for this kind of work we will continue to drown and our waiting lists will increase