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GPs slam 'unfair' PCT

GPs are accusing a PCT of being 'unfair and discriminatory' after it refused to commission national enhanced services from PMS practices.

Essex LMC chair Dr Brian Balmer said Brentwood, Billericay and Wickford PCT had claimed the services were already covered by the PMS GPs' contract.

He added: 'If you're PMS you should have a line in your contract saying what you're being paid for. If it's not there you shouldn't be doing it.'

GPC negotiator Dr Laurence Buckman said every practice was entitled to bid for the services. 'This is unfair and discriminatory. I can't imagine this is what ministers envisaged.'

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