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Still worried by dog's breakfast of a contract

Most GPs are very worried about the new contract. It is of labyrinthine complexity. The Yes vote was secured on the promise of a huge pay rise, but that is becoming uncertain as we endeavour to plan our income.

The PCTs have no money and no knowledge or expertise in GP contracting, let alone knowledge of the contract. Preparation money is not there as promised, IT money is only there for essential breakdowns and there is no new money for enhanced services that we have heard about.

Add to these disappointments the fact that two-thirds of the quality pay will be paid in the next year ­ more that 12 months in arrears ­ and you have what I might call a dog's breakfast.

Dr Mike Curry

Bicester

We should never have been asked to vote on a contract that hadn't been totally hammered out. This has been a shambles from the start. The only reason it got through was the out-of-hours.

Dr Dyfrig Davies

Coedpoeth

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