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CAMHS won't see you now

Singlehanded GPs 'must plan ahead'

Dr Simon Bradley is quitting his drug misuse enhanced service in protest at the miserly pay rates being offered by his PCT.

Dr Bradley gave Bristol South and West PCT notice this week after it refused to meet the £20,000 annual cost of providing the service. It offered just £8,000.

He said: 'We were being paid just £4,000 last year and following negotiations all they've done is double that for this year, but it's still not the full amount and it's losing our practice too much money.'

The notice to quit, which will effect 50 patients, will come into effect in August.

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