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'Listen to us' GPs in Wales demand

GPs in Wales are accusing local health boards of failing to listen to their views on shifting

more work from hospitals into primary care.

The GPs, based in the Merthyr Tydfil and Rhondda Cynon Taf areas, are concerned that work to redesign services

is largely being driven by secondary care.

They also fear that the planned transfer of work from secondary to primary care may not be adequately costed and


GPs said they did not believe practice-based commissioning should be introduced in Wales, but nevertheless practices should have a greater say in service redesign.

Dr Barrie Davies, a GP in Treherbert, Rhondda said: 'I don't think any of us GPs would take on work from the secondary care sector without the money following it because this is what our new contract says.'

Bro Taf LMC will put forward GPs' concerns later this month in its response to the two

local health board's Strategic Outline Plan.

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