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Inventor of the formula heads for hills

The health economist at the centre of the formula fiasco is in Nepal, it has emerged.

Professor Roy Carr-Hill ­ who spent more than a year developing a formula that aimed to ensure practice global sums reflected GP workload and patient need ­ is working with the Nepalese government to design a $350 million primary education programme.

He refused to comment on the debacle but told Pulse: 'It seems a long way from a GP workload formula in a rich country.'

Professor Carr-Hill, who is professor of medical and social statistics at the Centre for Health Economics in York, has previously undertaken consultancy projects on education and health services in Africa for the World Health Organisation, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development and UNESCO.

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