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GPs offered hundreds of thousands to put on extra appointments this winter


Chucking peanuts at the monkeys in primary care to help reduce pressure in hospital. The sole aim to ‘reduce pressure on a&e’ Who are they going to employ to carry out these extra appointments? I am sick of all these empty headline grabbing schemes to help hospitals. Primary care is a vast service in its own right. It receives only 7% of the NHS budget and yet carries out 95% of all face to face contacts. It doesn’t just exist simply to service the 93% cash guzzling hospital service. Were doing a whole load of work ourselves already and we are really struggling. And yet every time any trivial ‘emergency’ sum is announced with great fan fair..the reason is ‘to provide more appointments to relive the pressure on hospital beds’ ...depressing and completely missing the bigger picture. Where are the leaders with an understanding of reality?

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06 Dec 2017

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