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Pharmacy flu scheme 'leaves GPs with £4m loss'

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One aspect is not covered in the comments above. Surgeries maintain the clinical records and produce the lists. We send out mail shots, text and phone patients to get them in. We hold Saturday flu clinics where a doctor is present and the nurses get time and a half. All this costs a great deal. The drop of 5% in uptake can make the difference between profit and loss. I know that doctors are not meant to consider economics but when you are going through the through a GMS contract imposition you have to question everything. Next year I will reduce my vaccine order and if the enhanced service becomes unviable we will consider not opting in for future years. What will NHS England do then? They talk of patient choice. More like the wild west. The system was not broken; it is now.

Posted date

17 Dec 2015

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2:12pm

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