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Data collection will add to workload, not reduce it

When my global sum is calculated and my staff costs are taken into account, are they at 100 per cent reimbursement or at the present 70 per cent?

Also, where is all the money coming from to pay the salaries of the extra administration staff and practice nurses we will require to collect the quality data? Are we still going to have to fund the NHS out of our own pockets? If so I will certainly be worse off, or will have to work a 14-hour day to collect and correlate the data myself.

I thought this contract was about reducing workload and enhancing income.

As a singlehanded GP I get from this contract no extra allowances for the extra staff required by small practices. Is this a deliberate Government ploy to get rid of small practices?

If the vote is No, will the GPC be balloting immediately on resignation as was the terms of the May 2001 ballot?

Dr Martin Seely

Urmston, Manchester

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