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


I would just like to say 'old people', I work mainly with old people in a town which you wouldn't immediately call deprived. They may live in big houses but they are deprived of human contact, deprived of health, deprived of independence, deprived of mobility ...these old folk need a lot of appointments, some several times a week.We have three times the national prevalence of dementia locally and my practice does 70 home visits every week. This isn't reflected in any formula. GP is underfunded everywhere you look. Robbing Peter to pay Paul isn't going to help. I expect some of the patients in leafy Surrey get sick and need letters for gym membership cancellation too. We're all busy, and I've never met a GP who isn't working hard! Let's have a bit of love and respect for one another at Christmas. Cardigans all round.

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23 Dec 2015

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