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'Caretaker' hospital trust wins 15-year contract for former struggling GP group practice

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Indeed: this is exactl what happened when some academics tried to work out the costs of some WiCs per patient. It was "commercially sensitive". However, using the FOI where I worked (Southampton) I was able to work out that in its first year the practice associated with one of the WiCs was being paid c £1000 per patient per year. The last time I enquired, which was about 4 years ago, it was still c £240 per patient per year. THe defence offered by one of the PCT/CCG bods then was that such practices were "different"- i.e. Open longer hours. It was one of many little straws which broke this camel's back, and got me out of the NHS salt-mine. In a way, I guess I should be glad.

Posted date

16 Aug 2016

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6:03pm

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