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Labour plan spells end of list-based pay

An endless cycle of red tape has forced Dr Sally Whittet to cut back on the amount of clinical care she can offer patients.

Dr Whittet and her partners have each dropped one session per week at their south London practice in order to cope with paperwork. She also arrives at work an hour earlier to catch up.

She said: 'When I went into general practice it was a reasonably busy job, but there has been so much added over the last few years that it's just not possible to look after the clinical caseload and do the paperwork.'

She added: 'Things got worse before the new contract, but since then things got worse still. I am physically incapable of doing all that's demanded of me.'

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