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GPs should be offered £1bn to improve premises and open 8 'til 8, says NHS England-backed report

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I have capacity for 5000 more patients but underfunding at every step. The NHS Trust refuses to pay for a PMs room which is in full time use and houses the Emis server. The meeting room has been used byt Trust/LMC?commissioner for multiple meetings and there are other meetings clinical and non clinical. They won't pay for this because it has to be used every day - how many hours a day ???? nobody knows. When we asked for this to be reviewed, the lady involved first asked proof of occupancy. When provided with proof she began to question the already paid consultation rooms. At a meeting recently with LMC/KPCA/NHS England the person responsible asked me to log every entrance to the rooms already paid for and how much time each person entering spent in the room. Lack of transparency is the main problem in NHS and till you root that out, don't entrust a billion to Propco or NHSE. A £186000 paid to NHSE in Medway by the Council as part of the Section 106 moneys has never seen the light of day. NHSE has refused catergorically to the ICO to reveal who it' unofficially consulted' - my Surgery was given appointments twice byt the said lady who now sits in Propco and of course, she failed to turn up, She did consult with another Practice though - on what grounds, we'll never know. A Speaker from Invicta Surveyros in a meeting organized by LMC, gave a clear message - NHSE can do whatever it wants for moneys allocated for Practices under Section 106 and GPs can't do anything about it. Very heartening and LMC was a silent spectator at this meeting. Welcome to Medway the opaque patch of England.

Posted date

15 Oct 2014

Posted time

9:54am

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