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Practices face £35k funding swings as NHS reviews funding for deprived areas


Dear Anonymous, That view might have held some sway decades ago but now that the NHS is a demand led commodity there are massive issues with the workload of the worried well. My shortest ever presentation was of a child first complaining of a headache during the school run, the mother of course immediately diverted direct to our surgery. I'm in Wimbledon. Resources are tight. Ask Hampshire how much they get per head compared with the inner cities (a lot less). So my friend these rumours are baseless. Tower Hamlets gets 17% more than we do. So my friend distribution is not what myth says it is. The problem with Carr -Hill was that it was never properly funded. Nursing home residents had a Carr-Hill factor of 4-5 times the baseline. Because HMG didn't have the money the actual factor applied was 1.5. SO everyone is underfunded, not just Surrey. We have 400% of the national average of nursing home patients. Think about that in a demographically challenging world. NHS Englands approach is far too simplistic and not real world based. Rather than arguing over each others share of the breadcrumbs we should all be arguing for a properly funded NHS. Regards Paul C

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21 Dec 2015

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