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GP extended hours warning

GPs will need to earn at least £4.73 per patient just to break even on extended hours, Essex LMC is warning.

The figure, based on modelling for eight practices, contrasts with just £2.95 per patient on offer under the national extended access DES, which the GPC has stressed is voluntary.

As LMCs attempt to negotiate more favourable LES deals, Essex LMCs urged GPs to think carefully about providing a service that would not cover costs.

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