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Dr Jenny Lebus will no longer be pulling out all the stops to persuade parents to bring their children in for vaccinations.
Dr Lebus, a GP in Putney, south-west London, said the new pay calculations had left her practice well short of the higher target, removing the incentive to chase parents.
'It's phone calls and messages. It's all time and if we are always going to be missing the target by so much anyway then we won't bother,' she said. Dr Lebus predicted her practice would lose £8,000 a year under the new rule.
She said not being able to reach the higher target had left her demotivated. 'If you are one or two short of hitting that magic number then you don't mind making a couple of phone calls, but if your figures are so far below the target then what's the point?'