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GPs not invited to talks over London devolution

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All this if funding is equitable. But it is not. Some practices earn 500 pounds, others 100 pound per patient year. Even disregarding such extremes, there is variability of a factor of 2 in neighboring practices. These new projects will have unfair and unjust levels of funding compared to others. Some hospitals in London have 125 consultants compared to Nottingham with 50 consultants for 100 beds. London average spending per patient 526 compared to Lancashire 186. A+E consultant ratios vary from 1 for 5000 to 1 for 200000 patients. The NHS is riven, riddled, saturated with injustice and discrimination. Yet the poorest practices are compared as equal with the richest by CQC [ for example ] and castigated and shamed , a case of insult added to injury. Their response when this discrimination was pointed out was ' we are not responsible for funding' So, these new schemes have to succeed. They will be well heeled compared to some other poor sods.

Posted date

16 Dec 2015

Posted time

11:27am

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