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GP practice paid to divert lonely patients to charities

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Vinci Ho, when reading your comments I do wonder if your confusion of attitude/behaviour with levels of resource is related to your seemingly universally negative view of all institutions that are not GP practices. Perhaps worth remembering then that it is unlikely that the squeeze on primary care is due to the attitude or 'lack of vision' of these anonymous people you like to blame, or their doing so just for the fun of it. Neither NHS England nor CCGs would fail to fund practices more if they had more money, but there just isn't the money in the system to keep funding at previous levels (though I am sure many would question whether those previous levels were ever sufficient either). Perhaps what may be more helpful is a well reasoned argument and campaign for more funding for primary care. Sadly though that does not deliver the same dramatic effect. It is however more likely to be effective.

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16 Jul 2014

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10:35pm

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