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GP practices to receive 0.28% funding uplift from April


IF and I mean if there has been a drop in staff costs, it's because the older staff (on better wages through time served) who have been beaten with the same stick of very small pay increases over the past few years have had enough and left! This means we are recruiting inexperienced younger staff willing to take on this type of work for very little pay rather than be out of work. This lack of experience is partly to blame for some of the problems we are seeing in primary care. Whereas before staff could give sound advice to patients, they now have to pass much more on to the GP's to answer and because the patients are wanting an instant reply, they don't wait and end up sitting in A&E!

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13 Mar 2014

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