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GPs set for enhanced service to refer patients for exercise and diet classes


Follow the money. Presumably a large chain of gyms, or a clothing supplier for XXL tracksuits is lobbying HMGov to use GP's to find business for them, funded by the taypayer/council taxpayer. I've seen these schemes more times than I can remember and IT NEVER WORKS. 1) first hurdle is no-one can find the right referral form 2) the people who would benefit most don't want to do it, and the availble places are filled up with low risk pushy people 3) The funding is withdrawn unexpectedly, but no-one is told

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09 Jun 2016

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