GPs unlikely to get control of budgets
Dr Neil McNeil believes he will be able to recoup £50,000 he invested in a minor surgery unit after his PCT increased its cap on procedures at his practice.
He has now been commissioned for around 100 procedures a year, up from 13. The work will bring in an extra £8,000.
Dr McNeil said if the cap had been maintained the income 'would not have covered lighting costs'.
'I'm really quite chuffed,' he said. 'At one stage I thought I had spent money on a minor surgery white elephant.'