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GPs get £80k to summarise records

Dr Kandiah Rajah's practice is taking part in an £80,000 scheme to summarise patient records.

The Ashfield PCT scheme will help 16 practices tackle their backlog. The practices are likely to pool the money to allow the trust to employ staff to do the work.

Dr Rajah, a GP in Jacksdale, Nottinghamshire, said only 10 to 15 per cent of his records were currently summarised.

The scheme should help GMS practices earn cash under the new contract quality framework, which awards eight points if 80 per cent of patient records carry clinical summaries.

Dr Rajah's practice is PMS, but he believes having full summaries will be helpful.

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