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


I am disinterested now, but worked for c 29 years in a deprived area of a deprived town. I would have loved to get the chance to move to a nice rural dispensing practice. I really don't get this "worried well middle class" thing. The worried well poor patient is even MORE demanding, and yes, they too sometimes presented their kids with a 30 min history of headaches. Remember that those dispensing make a lovely little earner on the side, and even today, rural patients are a little more self-reliant than urban ones. So, sorry Paul and one or two anon posters, I don't agree and I think you are wrong. Where I worked we only had 2 PMS practices. I asked one of the partners at one of them why they had gone to PMS and he said, "Simple- £10k per year extra each".(And that was when PMS started) So I don't have many tears to shed for them either.

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22 Dec 2015

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