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GPs have been given unfair deal

Dr Norman Ellul is among the many respondents to Pulse's survey on the revisions to GPs' contracts who believe the changes mean extra work and stagnant pay levels.

Some 64 per cent of 500 GPs said new QOF indicators for screening for depression in CHD and diabetes patients assessing depression severity would be 'a lot' more work.

Almost 30 per cent of GPs expected their pay to drop, with only one GP in 10 expecting an increase next year. Dr Ellul, a GP in Dagenham, said GPs had been given 'an unfair deal'.

He said: 'I think we've been sold to Satan. All they've done is add work and not points.'

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