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GP strikes out on MMR target pay

A GP surgery in Surrey has had to strike children off its list because parents' MMR concerns are costing it £10,000 a year in missed uptake targets.

Dr Michael D'Souza, a GP in Kingston, Surrey, is treating some children as temporary residents because so many parents will not allow them to have the triple vaccine.

Last month the mother of a child registered at the practice contacted a national newspaper after being told the practice would strike her daughter off if she did not have the jab.

Dr D'Souza said other GPs faced similar problems and were either using temporary residency or vaccinating children privately. He said: 'I totally agree with MMR policy but I don't feel it should cost the practice £10,000 a year as it did last year.'

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