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Practices facing unsustainable pressure as hospitals 'dump' work on GPs, Londonwide LMCs' largest-ever survey finds


The problem is that (in general), hospitals get paid for the activity that they undertake. Of course, there are many doctors who give a lot more than they are paid for in hospital, but it is essentially a fee per item system. GP on the other hand is an unlimited buffet - single payment and as much activity as can be squeezed in. Due to all of the government cuts, we should really only undertake activity as specified by our contracts - ie no removal of stitches, phlebotomy, etc etc etc It's the only way we'll survive.

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16 Aug 2013

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