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GPs to vote on practices being paid per patient contact

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I believe a payment for each patient contact will encourage an increase in quick trivial contacts in a similar way to historical payments for night visits, when GPs were happy to do home visits for a trivial illness such as a sprained eyelash. - This could in effect increase workload in the short-term. A correction downwards for each patient contact payment will inevitably ensue to reduce GP payments or a general correction to the global sum to constrain GP income to intended remuneration levels, possibly to include a claw-back, to which GP income was previously subjected.

Posted date

21 Feb 2019

Posted time

11:49am

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