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

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All practices are underfunded and struggling to recruit but this is worse in deprived areas as the work is more stressful and most GPs do not want to live or work in these areas given a choice. It is clearly more equitable for deprived practices to be given more of the smaller cake to address these health inequalities. I appreciate this means me in leafy Surrey getting less share of resources, buts its only fair on an access to healthcare basis. I appreciate a few more Surrey GPs will emigrate, but perhaps more GPs will move to the deprived areas too where they are needed. Me, I will stay put in Surrey and accept less money from my GP work, as it still quite a nice place to live and work. Having reduced my commitments to GP to part time, I am now doing other things that are interesting and pay well for part of my working week.

Posted date

22 Dec 2015

Posted time

12:54pm

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