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Seven-day GP access pioneer hails cut in unnecessary A&E attendance


Sad truth is that in my experience, virtually no "initiative" achieves what it is hoped it will. it sometimes achieves the reverse- for example, the Darzi Centres. MASSIVE costs in the case of Southampton and STILL getting c £250 per patient per year in funding. (In the first year it was £1000 per pat- I kid you not; FOIA enquiry each year by me!) Also, after a year or so of pilots, the money dries up and we go back to square one whatever- usually. Very few GP practices can take part as leaders in things like this, since if it goes TU or the money stops, the partners become liable for redundancy payments. NHS trusts however, are much bigger and can take the hit.

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26 Apr 2014

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