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Honour bound to stand down

The new GMS contract is much more complex and has so many hoops to jump through. Practices will need more data entry and collection.

And GPs will see a drop in income, for the following reasons:

The £53 global sum per patient is too low as it includes staff reimbursement. This would also mean downward pressure on staff pay, although we will need more staff to prepare for the quality payments.

Although the GPC negotiators promised to publish Plan B in the event of contract pricing being delayed, this has not been forthcoming. The only honourable course of action is for them to resign.

But perhaps they are waiting for honours to be bestowed upon them by the Government.

Dr VK Bassi

Stalybridge

Cheshire

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