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CAMHS won't see you now

Government vetoes fees rise as quality has cost too much

Dr Christopher Pelton believes health priorities are being distorted by politicians chasing the pensioners' vote.

Dr Pelton, a GP in Telford, Shropshire, argues the new GMS contract, and its emphasis on chronic disease, is 'skewed' towards the needs of older people.

Dr Pelton was left 'frustrated' after trying to refer a child to a psychiatrist and finding the wait was at least six months. Yet his Alzheimer's patients are seen in a week 'with a single phone call and no pressure'. His comments come as an editorial in this week's BMJ criticises the contract for sidelining child health.

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