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GPs asked for additional evidence in a third of benefit claims, show Government figures

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Laura Smith - THIS WORK IS NOT FREE. I have commented on this on previous threads. In a dire financial climate where general practice is effectively being wound up by HMG, no work will be done for nothing. GPs and my secetaries are exceptionally busy doing multiple letters and reports and to keep my business afloat you bet I will be charging for these reports for appeals, and I have done so ever since DWP created this mess. Guess what, a nice old lady informed me with a new wad of forms in today's surgery that this is the new system for Blue parking badges aswell! I advised, very nicely of course, that no I do not need to do a report, and that otherwise I would charge the going rate ie £100. Sorry, not my fault HMG wants to bankrupt GPs. You don't get free food from Tesco's. You don't call a plumber for nothing. So please don't expect GPs to do all this extra work for free. And you can spread the word.

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02 Apr 2014

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12:57pm

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