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Market days boost GPs' quality pay

Dr Philip Cox and Dr Peter Williams say they are helping Derbyshire GPs earn more quality pay by running a nurse-led clinic for the county's farmers.

The drop-in clinic at the livestock market in Bakewell allows farmers to see a nurse to have flu jabs, blood tests and other health checks. The information is passed back to as many as 60 practices which have the farmers on their lists.

Dr Cox, whose three-partner practice is close by in Buxton, said: 'The farmers can see the nurse while waiting for their lots.

'These are busy, pressurised people who often live miles from the surgery.'

The two GPs sit on the steering group of Farm Out, a project to get farmers to take better care of their health.

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