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Practice ratings must be level playing field

A practice rating may be a good idea but it must be related to how much the practice receives per patient per year and how much the PCT has spent on the premises.

It should also be related to whether the practice receives its fair share of health visitors, district nurses, counsellors and other staff - and other factors.

We need a level playing field. A doctor who receives less than £70 per patient told me he would open very long hours if he received the same funding as the new APMS practices in his area, or the same as some other highly funded practices, who do not open long hours.

From Dr Guy Ah-Moye, GP, St Bartholomew's Hospital

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