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GPC: Contract imposition 'is all about saving money'


Sad to see my colleague's pre-retirement blog above. David Bailey is as always right on target. I brought this very issue to a senior DoH civil servant last week in London and will do the same to others in Leeds tomorrow. After the imposition I can imagine the consultation: "Good morning Mrs Bloggs, let's see what the computer has for us today. Well, I've got 10 items on the QOF reminders so lets go through those...and can I just ask if you are losing your memory? About what you came for? Just as well. Sorry, but you've had your 8 minutes (plus walking to consulting room time). What did you say? Chest pain? Sorry Mrs Bloggs, no can do. Please make another appointment on your way out or call a paramedic. They deal with acute medicine. I'm just here to tick the boxes" At which point it's time to hang up the stethoscope or emigrate...

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12 Feb 2013

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