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Powerless GPs snub PCT post

Dr Richard Pannett has blamed poor pay, a lack of training and workload pressures for his decision to quit as clinical governance lead at his local trust.

No GPs have since expressed an interest in the post, forcing Norwich PCT to turn to dentists, pharmacists and community nurses.

Dr Pannett said: 'Remuneration does not cover the time you put in and there's not enough training. Implementing policies across a whole PCT requires different management techniques.'

He added that GPs believed they would have 'less and less say' in trust policy because PCTs will have a 'performance management role'.

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