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GPs warned to prepare for 4% pay cut


actually, this dreadful contract might just fall over and have to be renegotiated. if we stop trying to so hard to hop through hoops and trying to be popular, and just delivered what we are paid to do (an appt with a doc in 2 days, any quicker go to A&E- they are funded for it), stop trying to work so hard on prescribing savings (doesnt do us a blind bit of good, it involves working more for no real reward) and simply disengage from any LES or QOF target that doesnt pay more than it costs to deliver (Health Checks, anyone?). if our patients paid £9/ month to be members of our practice, and paid £10 for a consultation, we would probably make as much as we do now - and at least if we see more patients it would be financially viable. the current block contract for primary care rewards the department of health shoving as much extra work into the same envelope as they can. until GP's grow a pair and start refusing to do this stuff, they will continue to do it. My hope is that this year will be SO painful, that we as a profession will finally grow a spine and start taking action, not just whinging and hoping someone will take pity on us.

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22 Mar 2013

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