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BMA asks GPs whether they would quit the NHS over contract changes


How do you get £15 per consultation? We get over half a million for 5000 patients at slightly over £108 per patient.. Our expenses as a small practice is high £ 66 - our profit is £ 42.00. Average consultation is almost 6 - so that before expenses £ 18 after expense £ 7.00. But paperwork is 50% so actually half of these figures [ £9 /3.50]. If we leave the NHS, like Eire, we would not have a] the same expenses, b] the same consultations and c] the same paperwork. It is £50.00 to see a doctor and £ 100.00 for A+E. I do not want to see this as I believe in the NHS for patients, but we cannot continue like this either. When I open a consultation this avalanche of rubbish - Medication RV, smoking status, co morbidity forms, carer status,alcohol advice to state a few,. What about the patient? Only cowardice, I admit I am, of the great private unknown, keeps me. But I think we are better than £ 3.50.

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16 Jan 2013

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