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LMCs rejected calls to instruct the GPC to negotiate extra money for GPs in areas where costs of living are higher.

Proposing a motion calling for a full 'market forces factor' in any new Carr-Hill formula, Dr Ian Harper, chair of Merton, Sutton and Wandsworth LMC, said house prices alone could be 10 times higher

for GPs and practice staff in London.

But Dr Andrew Green, of East Yorkshire LMC, called on GPs to throw out the proposals because funding had to be diverted to deprived areas. He said: 'Where you choose to live is a personal matter. I see no exodus of GPs from Kingston-upon-Thames to Kingston-

upon-Hull. Implementing this would destroy patient care for those who need it most.'

A section of the motion calling for a review of 'diseconomies of scale' in the global sum for small practices was passed.

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